What We Offer
Our Aquaponic education program is designed to break from the conventional classroom and immerse students in a world of experimental learning. Imagine students being asked to put down their textbook and immerse themselves in the wonders of hands-on science. Aquaponics is an excellent means of learning and demonstrating many principles in science including Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and Physics
Students love technology, and it is a powerful learning tool that teachers can harness to make learning meaningful, relevant, and rigorous. And when technology is integrated into Project-Based-Learning, learning can go deeper. When students engage in deeper learning, they achieve academically and develop deeper learning knowledge, skills and beliefs, including: critical thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, communication, self-directed learning, and an academic mindset. Our partnership with CREATE Lab Satellite Network will bring the latest technology to the classroom.
Project-Based-Learning writing allows total student choice of topic, involve students in creating the rubrics upon which they score their peers and themselves, and require students to blend genres rather than segregate them into different assignments. It requires use of the entire writing process from brainstorm through revision, editing and final draft. It is also an organic way to integrate math, science and language arts.
Project-Based-Learning is an instructional method in which students learn a range of skills and subject matter in the process of creating their own projects. Sometimes, these projects are solutions to a real-world problem. But what is most important in Project-Based-Learning is that students learn in the process of making something. They work in groups and bring their own experiences, abilities, learning styles and perspectives to the project.
Arts education is closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement and equitable opportunity. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skill. It can also improve motivation, concentration confidence and teamwork
For so many students, it’s difficult to make a real-life connection between math and their everyday lives. By adopting a Project-Based-Learning approach, students learn that Geometry, for example is not only theoretical, but practical and necessary. Students will move beyond a basic understanding of concepts to an enjoyment of discovery. Additionally, finance and accounting will be used to expose students to math applications and to evaluate business performance.