• MS130  Skills for Adolescence:  Skills for Adolescence is aimed at helping the middle school student understand the many changes they experience through early adolescence.  The course focuses on such topics as identifying and managing emotions, communicating with others, dealing with stress, responding assertively, setting goals, respect, and careers.  There is an emphasis on personal growth as an individual and personal responsibility.  Topics are presented through classroom discussion, group activities, and role-playing.