The Point: Beyond the Walls
In August 2014, The Point launched the Outdoor Middle School for 6th and 7th graders. We added 8th grade the following year. The purpose of the program is to facilitate students’ learning experience, as well as their personal growth and development.
By introducing innovative opportunities to educate, students are able to gain a unique and valuable perspective on the real-world environment around them. Participants spend up to 8 hours per month in different area parks, businesses, and other out-of-school venues that connect the curriculum to everyday life. They become involved in a wide variety of activities, some of these include shopping trips, museum walks, nature walks and hikes, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, and pond, stream and swamp studies.
The program serves to help students complete their Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and portions of their Literacy Studies requirements, all while outside the school building. Research shows that encouraging learning outside of the classroom, through skilled teaching and facilitation, provides a more direct and motivating experience. Outdoor learning becomes a stimulating source for active thinking and problem-solving, as well as cooperative interaction. Outdoor learning is real learning. While providing a dramatic contrast to traditional indoor classroom settings, it allows students to become directly engaged in the learning process.
Why Choose The Point?
Smaller class sizes and school environment
Built-in fun and adventure
Clear and consistent expectations
Strong culture of discipline, leadership and respect
Challenging curriculum & High Expectations
*We do not settle for failure. We will push your child and partner with you for success.
Middle School Courses 2016-17 School Year
Social Studies Seminar
Dramatic Arts / Public Speaking
Leadership / Critical Thinking
Spanish / French
Outdoor Education Experiences
Piedmont Environmental Center
McGuire Nuclear Station
Millis Health Center
Moses Cone Health Center
Girls' Leadership Camp Caraway (Overnight)
Boys' Leadership Camp (Overnight)
NC A&T Farm Studies
High Point Regional Health Center
. . . and so much more
Steps to enrolling in The Point
1. Complete an official application
2. Receive an acceptance letter
3. Turn in all required forms
4. Attend orientation meeting and boot camp (date to be announced)
5. Claim your seat on the first day of school
Other important information
School uniforms are required.
Casual Uniform (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
Orange or navy blue polo-style uniform shirt w/ collar
Navy or khaki pants or skirts
*During the warm months, students may wear navy shorts that are knee length
Dress Uniform (Wednesday)
Black and white only!
Shirt, tie, dress pants and shoes for boys
Skirt, dress, and dress shoes for girls
Jeans and Point t-shirt
*During warm months, students may wear jean shorts that are knee length
All shoes must be closed toe. No flip-flops, sandals or heels.