The Magnet School focuses on facilitating ‘The Studio Approach’ with Science, Mathematics, Language & Literature and Social Studies. This approach helps children in understanding concepts and the subject very thoroughly thereby, building a very strong foundation for them. The Magnet School * will improve the community it is embedded within and serves. * can adapt quickly to human needs and changes in technology. * has students that not only ask great questions, but do so with great frequency and ferocity. * speaks the language of its students. * does not make empty promises or create noble-but-misleading mission statements, or mislead parents and community-members with edu-jargon. It is authentic and transparent. * facilitates thought, not just content. * produces students that know themselves in their own context, a context that they understand and choose. This includes culture, community, language, and profession. * produces students that have personal and specific hope for the future that they can articulate and believe in and share with others. * produces students that can empathize, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, restore, and understand almost anything–and then do so as a matter of habit. * will erode the societal tendency towards greed, consumerism, and hording of resources we all need. * helps student separate trivial knowledge from vocational knowledge from academic knowledge from applied knowledge from knowledge-as-wisdom. * will experience disruption in its own patterns and practices and values because its students are creative, empowered, and connected, and cause unpredictable change themselves. * will produce students that can think critically–about issues of human interest, curiosity, artistry, craft, legacy, husbandry, agriculture, and more–and then do so. * will help students see themselves in terms of their historical framing, familial legacy, social context, and global connectivity.
Posted on September 8, 2015. Modified on September 8, 2015