Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6What to Expect in Middle School New things to adjust to Lunch periods, lockers, and changing classes are just a few of the new things that most middle school students have to adjust to. New classes The courses are often more difficult and there’s usually more homework. Middle school students are also expected to do more work on their own. “Get each semester off to a good start and keep up with your assignments. If you need help in a class, talk to your teacher.” Carlos, 7th grade More activities and sports Most middle schools offer a variety of activities, clubs, and athletic programs for their students. “Activities make school more fun. It’s also a lot easier to make friends if you’re involved in sports or band or something.” Jessica, 8th grade New rules and policies Every middle school has its own rules, attendance and tardy policies, dress codes, and policies regarding cell phones.