1- The reconfiguration to preparatory stage should be viewed as an opportunity to allow restructuring both in organization and program delivery.
2- The students academic, emotional and social development will be at the center of the decision making process.
3- The preparatory stage experience should provide an environment in which students develop a realistic and positive self-image as well as explore their aptitudes, interests, and special talents.
4- The preparatory stage experience should enhance the students ability to develop positive peer relationships and coping skills.
5- The preparatory stage experience should enhance the students ability to gain and understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes that they will experience during this period of change.
6- The preparatory stage experience should prepare students for their transition to high school, helping them to assume a greater responsibility for their own future.
7- The preparatory stage experience should foster a sense of belonging to a small community of learners while maintaining the advantages of size and program diversity.