School to begin two hours late on Tuesday, Jan. 23

Buses will pick up students two hours later than usual today. There will be NO AM preschool in the elementary buildings and NO AM classes at the Early Childhood Family Center.

Our High School

High school offers big opportunities, personalized

We're working hard to intentionally make our large school building feel small.

Students will have all the benefits of a comprehensive high school, with the personal connections and deeper relationships of a much smaller building. Check out the Making A Big School Small: 9th Grade Transition Overview.

 

Academic Culture

The Freshman Academy, which utilizes the Building Assets, Reducing Risk (BARR) curriculum, pairs a core group of three teachers with approximately 160 students to form a small learning community. Learn more.

  • In addition to teaching Science, English and Geography, academy teachers also help students develop good study habits and practice skills in collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
  • Teachers get to know their students personally, and work as a team to identify and address concerns with academic performance, as well as social and/or emotional issues. 
 

Personalized Learning

Students in grades 9-12 will have flexible time – called Pony Time - during the week to use in the way that best fits their needs.

  • For some it may be used for interventions or tutoring. Others might use the time for catching up on course work or collaborating on a group project.
  • Pony Time will be more structured for freshman and sophomores –focused on orientation to the school culture and academic planning.
  • Junior and seniors will have more flexible time to self-select their focus.
 

Social Emotional Support

Ninth graders get connected with a small group of classmates as part of the Link Crew orientation program.

  • A small group of ninth graders are paired with two junior or senior leaders.
  • The leader will help the “crew” get familiar with the building, as well as the social and cultural environment of the school.
  • They’ll meet for a full day before school starts, and will also meet monthly throughout the year for formal meetings and fun, informal activities.