The Virginia Middle School Association (VMSA) is an alliance of individuals and representatives from organizations which advocate for academic excellence in a supportive, equitable learning environment responsive to the diverse interests, talents, accomplishments, and needs of young adolescents.
VMSA Mission Statement
VMSA provides proactive leadership in middle level education in collaboration with state and national organizations, governmental agencies, and institutions of higher learning. The Association supports appropriate practices and experiences for young adolescents including high expectations, varied teaching and learning activities, flexible organizational structures, positive school climates, and school, family, and community partnerships. VMSA offers conference programs to provide professional development in appropriate practices for individuals with an interest in the education of young adolescents.
The Association provides information resources, including print and web resources, as well as a support network for those working with students in the middle grades. VMSA strives to support and improve middle level education to meet the academic, physical, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents.
Goals of VMSA
VMSA Media Kit