About This School
In 2011, Myrtle Beach Intermed had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The South Carolina average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 4 English Language Arts Performance
Myrtle Beach Intermed Reviews
MBI has been a very good school for my son. He is in the GT classes and I am amazed (as are many people who hear about his classes) that 4th graders are doing pre-algebra and 5th graders are doing algebra. His ELA class is doing an extensive project that started in Dec and will continue through the 3rd and 4th quarters. The students are working on a multi-genre project in which they chose a topic and have to keep a portfolio (an electronic one is allowed) with a numbers of items in it such as: their proposal; a chapter book review; a number of "found" pieces where they have to answer a series of questions about their "found" piece to state why they should have it in their portfolio, how they found it, what they learned from it, as well as how it helped them in their search for more information. The "found" pieces have to be: a historical fiction, biography, or autobiography in the form of a picture book or article; an advertisement; an editorial; a political cartoon; poetry; and at least 3 primary sources. Then they also need to create 3 items about their topic. They can choose from: an allegory, a book jacket, a book review, a brochure, a comic strip, a commercial, a compare/contrast essay, a double voice poem, a drama, a fable, a flip book, a folk tale, a game, an interview, a legend, a lyric poem, a myth, a newscast, a newsletter, a newspaper, an oral history, a parody, a picture book, a resume, a satire, a speech, a tall tale, and a time line. It's been an amazing project that my son has enjoyed. He's asked for some help, which is more than fine with me as I enjoy helping him. He bounces ideas off of me, I help him on the computer (although he doesn't really need it but he seems to enjoy that we work together), and I've helped him by giving him some ideas on places to search for his "found" pieces so that rather than filtering through a bunch of search engine results, he could go directly to places that had what he wanted. I've also proofread things for him and basically acted as a sort of secretary. I am amazed at how in-depth this project is. I know when I was in school, we certainly didn't have GT projects such as this until maybe 8th grade. But then again, I should NOT be surprised as when he was in a program called Sunshine Math in 1st grade, he brought his homework to me so I could help him with a problem and I found myself having to think of it in terms of an algebraic equation. So, from the early grades he's been challenged. I am glad for that as I know what can happen when kids are bored or not challenged.
All of my son's teachers are great. He speaks well of them and seems to enjoy going to school. His teachers have given us compliments about his behavior, leadership, etc. So I am thankful for that. I think the school is a great school.