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Our Approach

Approach to Learning

Mastery-based Academics 

We take a master-based approach to learning core academic content. Learning and advancing through our curriculum happens when a student has mastered target objectives, concepts, and skills.

Growth Advising

Through weekly 1-on-1 advising and group advisory sessions, students learn to set goals. They also receive support growing their executive function skills, work habits, and benefit from evidence-based curriculum for social and emotional learning (SEL).

Real-world Application

Through project-based learning (PBL), students apply the skills and content they are learning in class in an interdisciplinary way. By providing students voice in the direction of projects, they feel a sense of ownership over their learning and have higher engagement in their content classes. Through our community learning approach, students also learn from guest speakers, field studies, and community engagement. Students exhibit their work to a public audience multiple times throughout the year both to give back to the community and learn from community feedback and expertise. Students also work to prepare themselves for apprenticeships and internships.

 

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