The skills and content that students learn in the core academic subjects (math, science, English language arts and social studies) will be taught explicitly in individual and small group classes and implicitly in the collaborative interdisciplinary group projects. The expectations for what skills and content a student needs to learn in each subject area will be drawn from a variety of frameworks and standards including the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Academic Standards.
In addition to taking core academic classes, students will also have the option of taking many classes of their choosing in a variety of subject areas including the arts, philosophy, music, technology, foreign language, entrepreneurship, engineering, shop classes and more. Because we will utilize our full time teachers, local experts and institutions, and online resources, we will be able to custom design each student’s classes to allow them to dive deep into topics that interest them and expose them to many areas of study. By the time a student graduates they will be well prepared for college and beyond.