How we guide your student
Your student’s desires make them unique. The things they enjoy and find fulfillment in tell a story about who they are. Middle school is a phase for your student to explore these interests and find out where they might lead—and you want them to have the tools and support to do so. Ideally, you also want to give them a head start on a skill that could turn into a life-long passion. That’s why we offer Middle School Electives.
In photography and theater courses, mentors show students the origins of each field and help them develop the core skills to begin practicing themselves. In technology and study skills courses, students discover tools for learning in school and life to which few other students are exposed (even in college). In all of these courses, mentors put the focus on giving students real-life experience in each discipline. Students who have a high level of autonomy and are ready to work on their own can also enroll in Second Language courses as electives and earn high school credit.
By taking an elective, students gain insight into themselves and experience in something that matters to them. They lay the groundwork for success in high school and develop skills that will give them an edge in their future pursuits.