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WHAT GOES ON IN CLASS?
Students in grades three through eight explore two Units of Study: STEM and Humanities and a self-selected Passion Project also know as 20% Time. Learning is organic and lessons are tailored to meet the needs and interests of the students.
In the elementary program, students attend a supplemental pull-out class, Project Based Learning, one day a week for one hour.
In the middle school program, students attend a supplemental pull-out class, Project Based Learning, one day a week in lieu of independent study.
Our Units of Study
Project-Based Learning provides meaningful and authentic challenges for student enrichment in STEM and Humanities. The Humanities Units are:
3rd Grade: Trial Court: Should Animals Get To Own Their Own Photos?
4th Grade: Mosquito Coast – This is a STEAM Unit
5th Grade: It’s Debatable
6th Grade: It’s In the Bag: Bioinspired Gear – This is a year-long STEAM unit
7th Grade: The Global Goals
8th Grade: Mock Trial
The STEM Units are:
3rd Grade: Hop To It: Safe Removal of Invasive Species (Mechanical Engineering)
4th Grade: To The Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages (Package Engineering)
5th Grade: Food For Thought: Outbreak Alert (Biomedical Engineering)
6th Grade: It’s In the Bag: Bioinspired Gear (Materials Engineer)
7th Grade: Go Fish: Prosthetic Tails (Biomechanical Engineering)
8th Grade: Put A Lid On It: Safety Helmets/Concussions (Biomechanical Engineers)