Our independent study program is set to start next year (2021-2022). We know how important it is to balance individuality and community for our oldest students. We anticipate hiring several more part time educator/guides to serve as subject matter experts for students who wish to pursue specific areas of study.
Our independent studies students pursue self-directed study with support from our educators, parents, and guides.
High School Studies
Because our first independent studies group will be starting in 2021-22, their first project will be to design, renovate and outfit their very own high school classroom.
Working together with their guides and parents, these students will construct their own independent study plan based on their interests and educational goals. Educator-guides will help students put together digital portfolios and transcripts to demonstrate their learning.
Working outside with our Outdoor Education teacher, our oldest students will take on some added caretaking responsibilities, including getting to propose, draft and have a hand in building new additions to the school property.
They will also get to interact with the rest of the school as Junior Staff and will be expected to demonstrate their own outdoor education by teaching the younger children.