As 8th graders, this year’s freshman class – like every other 8th grade class in Michigan – took the PSAT and M-STEP tests. Unlike many of those 8th graders, our freshman were ranked 2nd in the Intermediate School District (ISD) in Mathematics and Social Studies, and they were ranked 1st in Reading. Scoring near the top in one area is impressive, but being in the top two in Math and Social Studies, and being the highest performing group in Reading is absolutely amazing. Congratulations to the students, to their families who support them, and to the gifted and dedicated teachers and support staff members who helped prepare them for these critical assessments. Well done, everyone.