The Middle Grades Partnership (MGP), is a year-round intensive learning program to prepare rising 6th through 9th grade students to succeed, both academically and socially, in high school, through a focus on DREEAMS – diversity, resilience, English, engineering, arts, math, and science. During the 2018-19 academic year, all participants will meet after school at The Philadelphia School for mathematics instruction and enrichment activities. Instruction will take place on Thursdays from 3:45-5:15p. In addition, students will be invited to attend some off-site enrichment experiences. Girard students will be bused to and from The Philadelphia School. TPS students in need of coverage between dismissal and the start of the program (3:20-3:45p) may attend MSED and select this coverage in the options below. Academic Year Schedule : October 18 - December 13 January 17 - May 30 Please Note: Sessions will not be held during Girard or TPS school closures, holidays, or breaks. There will be no sessions Nov 22, Dec 20, Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 10, March 7, March 21, March 28.