Academics

Project Based  | STEM  |  JROTC  |  College & Career

The idea is simple: The educational program includes:

 

• Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
• Standards Driven and AdvancEd Accredited Program
• Project-based, Interactive & Experiential Learning
• Instruction that Connects to the Real World
• Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.)
• Classroom, Online, and Community Learning
• Collaboration with Peers and Educators Locally and in Other Parts 

   of the World 

• Career Exploration and Goal Setting

• 24/7 Access to Educators

• Flexible Scheduling

• Academic Support Based on Individual Needs

• Mentorships, Internships, & Dual-Enrollment

• Personalized Learning
• MAP Assessment

Additional Student Services

Students often require additional support to maximize their potential and ensure life success.  Our school partners with various individuals and organizations to support the whole student and overall well-being. 

These services include, but are not limited to:


• Counseling
• Psychological and Educational Assessments
• Tutoring
• Speech and Language
• Occupational Therapy

 

Research supports that many middle and high school students disengage because schools are using antiquated 20th century methods to teach 21st century students.

 

Our 21st Century Students Need to Be Engaged and Inspired:  “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey

 

Top 5 Needs of  21st Century Employees: Critical Thinking, Technology Application, Teamwork, Creativity and Diversity

Read What Others Have To Say...
  
There is forty years of accumulated evidence that the instructional strategies and procedures that make up standards-focused Project Based Learning are effective in building deep content understanding, raising academic achievement and encouraging student motivation to learn. 

 

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Why Teach Project Based Learning?

 

In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking). 

 

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Thoughts on PBL

 

This model helps make learning relevant to students by establishing connections to life outside the classroom and by addressing real world issues. In the classroom, PBL gives teachers an opportunity to build relationships with students by acting as their coach, facilitator, and co-learner. John Dewey supported the "learning by doing" approach to education, which is the essential element of PBL.

 

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Research Spotlight on Project-Based Learning