The move to middle school is an exciting time in a student’s life. A student can expect to experience many changes when transitioning from elementary school to middle school. Middle school students have more independence and freedom than elementary school students. However, the expectations and  responsibilities placed upon middle school students are much greater than those of elementary school students.

Students in middle school may find that subjects are a bit more challenging than they were in elementary school. The education you receive in language arts, math, science, and social studies will all become more detailed and in-depth. Good study skills will become critical to your success. 

Emotional and physical changes accompany the move to middle school as well. New friendships may develop, and old friends will become dearer. The development of social skills is essential to having a happy middle school experience. Staying away from harmful substances and knowing how to handle difficult people and situations will also help to enhance your middle school experience.