Students entering the fifth grade have a firm grasp of basic reading and arithmetic skills. During their fifth grade year, students will focus their skills and concentrate on thinking more critically about various reading materials, completing longer and more complex math problems, and writing cohesive and detailed paragraphs. Personal responsibility and other social development traits are also emphasized. Students learn how to be more independent, organized, and responsible. At the conclusion of fifth grade, students will be ready to confidently enter middle school.