Learning Through Projects

Our curriculum centers largely around projects that relate to the real world. Students connect what they are learning to life beyond the classroom, sparking curiosity and enthusiasm for their lessons. Whether they're working on projects individually or together with peers, students learn and refine skills, such as working with a team, interpreting data, or presenting a persuasive argument.

At the end of every project, students share what they've learned. They can do this through essays, presentations, lively structured debates, or other creative ways that relate to the specific project.

While students are directing the project work together, teachers oversee their progress, and give feedback along the way. When they see the opportunity for deeper learning or to help students who fall off course, teachers use class time to work with students individually or in small groups to provide specific support. With projects, students are learning both the subject matter and how to direct their own progress toward their end goal for the project.


In math, instead of focusing on projects, students work on Portfolio Problems. They're math problems that accompany each Math Unit. Portfolio Problems apply to math courses only.

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