school_a_plusAdvanced Placement (AP) Prep Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Prep Program offers students an opportunity to explore and participate in educational events beyond the classroom walls.  The Southfield Public School District designed the program to help students connect the core subjects of reading, writing science and mathematics to hands on experiences and the real world.   

Past field trips have includes trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook, the Michigan Science Center and the local high schools.  Students are required to attend monthly in-school meetings, Parent monthly meetings, complete projects and attend guest speakers’ seminars to enlighten their learning.  Saturday School is also available to all members.

Student Criteria:       1) Open to all students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

2) Students should earn academic grades of A’s & B’s in all classes.  

3) Students should receive above average scores on standardized tests                              (MAP, MEAP & DRA).

4) Parents/Guardians must complete an application.

5) Student must submit a personal letter of recommendation.

6) Parents/Guardians must submit the Parent checklist and Parent commitment Form.

7) Students are selected based on their academic grades and test scores.

8) Membership is open all year.

National Junior Beta Club (BETA)

The National Junior BETA Club is the middle school National Honors Society.  Members of this club participate in service projects for the school and community.  Activities include attending monthly school meetings, participating in the annual Martin Luther King Walk, helping with the Scholastic Book Fair, escorting guests on Career Day, volunteering at Grandparents Day, Recycle staff rooms weekly, and willing to assist the staff when needed.  An annual Induction Ceremony is held for all members in the spring.

Student Criteria:       1) Open to all students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

2) Students should earn academic grades of A’s & B’s in their core classes and maintains a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher each card marking period.  

3) Students should have citizenship marks of 1’s & 2’s.

4) Students must complete an application and pay a one- time membership fee of          $15 - $20.

5) New members can join yearly.

National Elementary Honors Society (NEHS)

The National Elementary Honors Society is a National Honors Society for fourth and fifth grade students.  Members of this club participate in service projects for the school and community.  Activities include attending monthly school meetings and participating in school and community activities as determined by the sponsors.  An Induction Ceremony will be held for all members in the spring.

Student Criteria:       1) Open to all students in fourth and fifth grade students.

2) Students should earn academic grades of A’s & B’s in their core classes.  

3) Students should have excellent citizenship marks.

4) Students must complete an application and pay a $20 membership fee.

5) New members can join yearly.

Z Club

The Z Club is an extension of the Zonta International Club for Women.  The Club helps women all around the world to maintain a higher level of integrity and worldwide status.  The Brace-Lederle Z Club was created about five years ago and was the first club in the world that inducted middle school students.  Members of this club participate in service projects for the school and community.  Activities include attending monthly school meetings, helping with the Scholastic Book Fair, escorting guests on Career Day, volunteering at Grandparents Day, working with staff on projects and willing to assist the staff when needed.  An Induction Ceremony will be held in the spring for all members. 

Student Criteria:       1) Open to female students in the seventh and eighth grades.

2) Students are nominated by staff members.  

3) Students should have good citizenship marks.

4) Students are recruited in the spring.

Mentoring Program

Teachers and staff members are involved in working with our students.  All teachers are encouraged to select a group of students and mentor them during the year.  It can be a formal meeting or speaking to students in a less formal way.  Staff wants all students to develop and maintain academic and social success.  The staff acts as a role model for our students and encourages them to be the best that they can be!

Student Criteria:       1) Open to all middle school students.

2) Students can be selected by a student or a student can work with a staff member of their choosing.  


Michigan First Credit Union

Brace-Lederle K-8 School has a student run Michigan First Credit Union at our school.  Middle school students are selected to work one day a week at the branch.  Students have an opportunity to work as a branch manager, assistant manager, teller, computer operations manager, bookkeeper and security at our branch.  Banking is held every Wednesday from October to May.  Student workers learn leadership, management and trouble shooting skills by working in the branch.  All students are encouraged to open an account and deposit money in their account.  It is never too early to learn to save!!!

Student Criteria:       1) Banking positions are open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

2) Students must commit to working in this position for the whole year and be responsible for being at their job on the designated days.  

3) Students should earn good academic grades.

 4) Students should have good citizenship and work well with staff and other students.

5) Student should manage their time and designated roles effectively in a timely manner.

6) Students will miss their seventh hour and part of their eighth hour classes.  Students are responsible for missing work and assignments.

7) Student must wear their Michigan First Credit Union shirt on banking days.

8) Students must complete a banking contract and sign off on bank authorization.

 

National Society of Black Engineers Jr. (NSBE Jr.)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a Pre-College Initiative Program.  This program is geared to students who would like to learn about the various engineering majors.  Membership in this organization is being offered as part of Brace-Lederle’s Robotics program.  Students will attend after-school activities and possible attend the National NSBE Conference.  Professional engineers will meet with students to discuss their field and work with students on hands- on engineering activities.

Student Criteria:       1) Membership open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

2) Students must commit to attending after school meetings.  

3) The first year’s membership is $5.

 4) Students should have good citizenship and work well with staff and other students.

5) Student should manage their time effectively in a timely manner in hands on activities.

 

Principal’s Council

This council is comprised of eighth grade students who meet with the Principal to discuss any concerns, activities, and suggestions about Brace-Lederle K-8 School.  Students are selected by their teachers and staff members.

Student Criteria:       1) The members are eighth grade students.

2) Students must commit to working in this position for the whole year.  

3) Students should demonstrate leadership ability.  He/she is a leader for the school.

 4) Students should have good citizenship and work well with staff and other students.

Project Manhood

Project Manhood is a mentoring program offered to middle school males.  Male staff members meet with students after-school on a weekly basis to discuss specific topics related to males.

Student Criteria:       1) Open to all middle school male students.

2) Students can be nominated by a staff member or parent.

 

Big Brother Big Sister of Metropolitan Detroit Lunch Buddies Program

This program is available to third, fourth and fifth grade students.  The volunteers meet once a month with the students during lunchtime.  They mentor the students and build a relationship by playing games, enjoying arts and crafts and talking to each other.  The program runs from late October to late May.

Student Criteria:       1) The members are third, fourth and fifth grade students.

2) Students are paired with an adult mentor volunteer.

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Students who would like to be members of any sports team must attend try outs for the specific sport.  All students who make the team must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on each and every progress report and card marking periods.  Students should receive citizenship marks of 1’s, 2’s & 3’s.  Students, who receive citizenship marks of two or more 4’s & 5’s on any progress report or report card, will be removed from the team until their citizenship improves.

Student Criteria:       1) Team members should be sixth, seventh or eighth grade students.

2) Students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on every progress report and report card.  

3) Student should demonstrate leadership ability.

4) Students should maintain good citizenship marks on every progress report and report card.

5) Students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA and acceptable citizenship marks to try out for the sport.

 6) Students who do not keep a GPA of 2.0 or higher or receive unacceptable citizenship marks will be removed from the team until their grades and citizenship meets the acceptable requirements.

 

For additional information or questions, please contact the main office at 248-746-8730.