I’m so excited!
has been accepted into Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy which is opening its doors next fall in Prescott. This should be a great experience for
her. The school only allows 100 students
for each grade, so she’ll have a lot of personal attention. It is also very focused upon college
preparation as well as, of course, experiential learning.
If you don’t know what that means, the website explains it
much better than I could. But basically
it has to do with taking learning “expeditions” that include several subjects
For instance if
she were to study, say, Seattle’s
Seafair with her classmates:
- They would investigate the history of the area,
including tribes, immigrants etc. to get a sociological demographic.
- They’d look into the history of the area in
terms of how the water in the area brought the specific population that it did
and how this enabled the development of a certain area culture.
- They might further look into the economy of the
fair itself. What it contributes to the
- They’d examine the ecosystem, including native
animals, plants and the effects over time. Perhaps they would schedule trips to study these things first hand.
After all the learning expeditions had been investigated,
then each student (or student crew) would present their findings. Now mind you, that’s just one example that I
came up with off of the top of my head.
But all in all, it sounds really great to me.
As I said, I’m very excited.