Our Upper School program offers students the flexibility of a college schedule combined with the safety to explore areas of interest that may be considered non-traditional. Our students are encouraged to participate in their own educational plans by evaluating their skills and interests, and actively evolving their visions of the future based on real-world experience. Each student is considered as an individual, and will set his/her own goals toward graduation.
Learners of all types will work side-by-side in a hands-on, project-based environment. Students receive the support they need in their particular learning styles. They are encouraged to participate in their classes, rather than sitting though lectures. Our focus is on cultivating critical thinking skills so that students can learn to learn, not simply pass a test. We embrace different learners, and seek to instill a feeling of pride in them concerning their individual accomplishments.
We use a creative assortment of curriculum intended to support our different learners.
Struggling readers can receive one-on-one intensive and explicit reading instruction in Barton Reading and Spelling, a research-based, Orton Gillingham-based multi-sensory reading program proven to assist learners in the process of decoding language.
Students in Algebra and Geometry work towards an understanding of the Math using VideoText Interactive, which seeks to explain the “why” behind each math concept. Tactile learners can incorporate Hands On Equationsinto their understanding of Algebraic equations.
Students can opt for a progressive STE(A)M education by incorporating robotics, video game programming, animation, music, carpentry, CAD Design, sewing, or any number of other activities.