Investigations“The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language by which it was written and that language is mathematics.”
Mathematics is the driving force behind human connectivity; a universal language used to describe and define our world. Scientific experimentation helped great mathematicians discover the laws that govern nature. The study of this interdependent relationship allows students to strengthen the application of these studies to real world challenges. Music can be thought of as a child of math and science; through this lens learners deepen their understanding of the world. This science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course aids in the development of the tools needed to navigate the complexities of our world.
Perspectives“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Perspectives is the time when students develop the eyes to see how beliefs, behaviors and actions are interrelated with opportunity and choice. Stories portray thinking patterns and social norms that empower each person to live freely and cooperatively with themselves, others and society. Literature and the study of history provide the framework for acquiring skills needed to see the dimensions of what has been and what can be. All of these points are greatly enhanced through artistic expression. Integrating the study of art, literature, and social studies in this course provides a window for seeing how the outer world shapes the inner landscape and the reciprocal quality of this relationship.
Expressions“The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein
Communication is essential for the expression of thoughts, ideas and feelings. The freedom of expression is a right and responsibility and when used wisely stops the permeation of confusion and isolation. Writing, in all forms and functions, creates a marker for unique discoveries about the self in relation to others and the world. Language allows us to expand our universe while speaking and listening allow us to connect with others. This course develops the art and science of sending and receiving communication properly.
Creations“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent” – Thomas Edison
People acquire robust, lasting knowledge if they undertake the mental work of breaking down and analyzing the components of a problem at hand. Great advancements have been made when given the time and opportunity to know, remember, practice and master a given topic or idea. Information, which is so readily available in this day and age, requires high level thinkers that can use the available resources to create products and solutions that will advance our nation. This course develops the capability of the heart and mind to makes sense of the world and then enhance it.
Necessities“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” – Richard Moss
Focuses on the core mathematics and literacy skills which all students need to succeed in every aspect of life. Each student’s progress will be continuously monitored by teachers, as educators will be able to pay close, personal attention to their learners. This attention allows educators to tailor instruction individually, so that each student’s successes are maximized.
ConnectionsGive me a fish and I will eat today. Teach me to fish and I will live for a lifetime
This after school program offers students the ability to develop experience in an activity for further exploration or specialization. The content of these programs is a result of the partnerships between the school and its community. As a result of the rich resources within the community, students, staff and families can participate in a variety of clubs and activities that support their needs and interests.