At the heart of our teaching is the belief that students learn best when given hands-on and active learning opportunities. Often, within a given class, students have the opportunity to choose from among several projects that allow them to independently or collaboratively make the material their own.
Project-based learning and assessment require students to produce a tangible project that demonstrates understanding of material and utilizes skills regularly practiced in class. Assessment occurs in stages to provide meaningful feedback.
Unit projects often encompass: studio arts (sculptures, models, and videos), performing arts (dramatic skits, speeches, and original music), and construction and building (small and large structures).