What We Believe
Our curriculum is centered on the importance of teaching students HOW to learn through the habits of mind that have be found to be necessary for college and career success. Our teachers use technology to engage students and differentiate coursework in ways that create an environment where students learn to stretch themselves individually and in groups in a project-based curriculum, with emphasis on mastery and critical thinking rather than simply completion .
We believe that effective curriculum:
Places students in the role of practitioners rather than receivers of knowledge
Centers learning around collaborative problem-solving
Is strengthened when partnered with organizations that provide meaningful connections to the world of work
We believe that students learn best:
When teachers are passionate and respond to assessment
When the task serves as the learning
When they have opportunities to fail and try again
When instruction is individualized to meet their needs
advanced placement courses
Our school offers several Advanced Placement courses: All students take the College Board Advanced Placement Exams in May in order to earn Advanced Placement Credit.