We believe students should have a learning experience which has context and is connected to their lives in meaningful ways. Students spend the day working toward their individual learning goals in Language Arts & Math. They also participate in weekly science and social studies lessons in their homeroom. In addition, students are given the time and space for curiosity, playfulness, socialization, planning, and reflection as they pursue their own ideas and interests. Fridays are set aside for Collaborative Project work in our monthly Explore Classes.
At Green Gate, each student's learning experience is personalized to his or her unique interests, goals, and learning style. Students are responsible for shaping and directing their own education while teachers serve as advisors and facilitators by helping students set appropriate goals and locate useful resources.
Cycle of Learning
What do you intend to accomplish today?
We decide and articulate what we want to do and set goals individually and as a group.
What are you going to do about it?
Learners spend their days exploring ideas and and building knowledge– once we know what we want, we make it happen.
What did you learn from your choices?
Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, so we can move forward more effectively.
How can you share it with the world?
We document our work to record,
exhibit, and share our experience with others.