The Bridge Forward: Transition to Middle and High School (Middle School Leader Guide)


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The Bridge Forward is the road map to successfully preparing students with the skills they require to transition into and out of middle school. With resources for teachers, leaders, and parents, this program results in less anxious students who are better prepared for all the exciting experiences that wait for them in their new school!

Middle school leaders have the unique responsibility of creating the conditions to support both students who are entering middle school for the first time and those who will soon be entering high school. Leaders can use the resources in the Transition to Middle School and High School Leader Guide to help educators, parents, and students connect so that the entire learning community is working together toward a common goal. This guide includes:

  • Peer mentorship program resources, including peer mentor training sample schedules, a peer mentor application, and peer mentorship monthly activities
  • Visit day resources, including visit day sample schedules
  • Open house planning, including sample schedules
  • Counselor resources, including scripts for common scenarios
  • Orientation resources, including sample schedules and Responsive Advisory Meeting lesson plans
  • Ten additional Responsive Advisory Meeting plans
  • A preview of the parent resources¬†
  • Directions for eleven developmentally appropriate activities
Item #: 710-BKS-CRSM