Middle School - Bobcat Scholars

When students enter our middle school program, they officially become Bobcat Scholars. Peace’s middle school students focus on preparing for high school. Through individualized academic coaching; after-school tutoring and mentoring; and community partner-led enrichments, our diverse student body is exposed to a variety of opportunities to explore their interests in an encouraging environment.

Summer Learning

Summer fun and learning continues at the middle school level as scholars attend our four-week Summer Academy. While remaining engaged in STEAM, scholars complete three hours of reading, writing and math each day. However, summer is about more than classroom learning and students participate in daily fitness and leadership activities like flag football, basketball, and the student leadership council.

Academic Coaching

Every scholar is paired with an Academic Coach who meets with them every other week during the school year. The purpose of the coaching relationship is to help students set academic goals and create time management strategies in preparation for high school. Coaches also support scholars in navigating social and life changes that may arise in middle school.


  • After-School Tutoring
  • Academic Coaching –1:1 Mentoring, Goal-Setting and Skill-Building
  • Enrichment Activities and Field Trips
  • Reading, Math, Fitness and AVID Classes Daily

To ensure equitable access for our students, we ask that participants meet the following requirements:

    • Address within the 98405 zip code and/or attendance at Jason Lee Middle School
    • Student in 6th-8th grade

Please contact the Program Manager for current schedule and program offerings.

Bobcat Scholars serves rising 6th-8th graders at Hilltop Heritage Middle School. To download our enrollment forms, please use the buttons below.

  2106 S Cushman Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

  (253) 383-0702


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