Citizenship courses adapt annually based on community feedback with the goal of giving students tangible, relevant, and necessary tools to support their experience as learners. Community jobs are an essential part of the student experience.
The Ethics and Social Problem Solving course examines real life scenarios and discusses differing perspectives on common human issues to foster character development, core ethical values, critical thinking skills, and sound decision-making. This course supports children in understanding and managing their own emotional, social, and academic success. Students practice tools that develop self-awareness, self-management, and relationship skills, which, in turn, foster responsible decision-making. This course both reinforces and more carefully examines the social/emotional concepts and tools already imbedded throughout our academic programs.
The Learning Strategies course provides a structured, small group environment for students to organize, prioritize, and monitor their pacing through individualized study strategies designed to help students conscientiously strive to ensure consistent effort and improve performance across subject areas.
In the Computer Use course, students explore themes of safety and security, search and research, kindness and respect, digital footprint, creativity, and screen time in forming healthy and informed perspectives on using digital tools to become contributing citizens who make ethical and responsible choices honoring their identity and the beliefs of others.