It’s May 9, and author J.M. Barrie was born on this date in 1860. He’s best known for creating the character of Peter Pan, a fictional boy who can fly and never grows up. Real boys and girls do grow up, however, and when they become ready for sixth grade courses, they should consider enrolling in American School’s accredited middle school program. Each year consists of five units of credit—1 credit each in English, math, science and social studies plus 1 elective, and students may choose from online middle school courses or paper-based middle school courses. Because we know students learn at different rates, there is no age limit for middle school courses. Families may enroll their children whenever they feel they are ready to begin sixth grade. Get started today and soar to new heights as an American School student. We would be happy to serve you!