A research-backed learning model
Self-directed learning is an approach that places freedom, choice, and responsibility in the hands of the person doing the learning. (via Off-Trail Learning)
Students complete challenging, hands-on projects to earn academic credit. They also design and complete custom passion projects that allow them to pursue their interests and goals. Sample projects:
Students recorded a music album and then worked with a film director to create music videos for their songs.
Shawn works with small businesses to create custom websites that showcase their products and services.
After interning at Iwi Fresh, a farm-to-skin organic spa, Kamani created her own skin care product using locally sourced ingredients.
Experiencing the world beyond the classroom is an essential part of our curriculum. Students take the lead on planning, budgeting, and managing trip itineraries.
During this West Coast trip, we visited colleges, Dreamworks Studio, the Grove, and other sites.
A trip to Marietta, GA for hiking and nature photography.
Students toured the Federal Reserve, learning about the Fed's role in our nation's economy.