We know that all children learn in different ways and at different speeds. Our flexible groups allow students to progress as fast as they are meant to go, without ever letting a birthdate put the brakes on their learning. At Portfolio your child will work towards mastering a set of skills, some of which are academic while others are non-academic but which we believe are essential to becoming the best versions of themselves by the time they graduate.
Here are the skills our students learn to master:
Communicating complex ideas
Mathematical reasoning & numeracy
Engineering & Problem-solving
Scientific methodology and processes
Contextual understanding of History, Civics, and Ethics
Independence & Agency
Self-awareness & Self-reflection
Our projects are designed according to recognized standards, such as Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, the Cloud Institute. And we we assess the learning of each child to these same standards. We use several methods of assessment:
Hands-on Activities and Contrasting Cases
Explanations and System Representations
Argumentation and Scientific Thinking
Knowledge Organization and Creation of Questions
How it’s documented and shared: Seesaw, reports, and portfolios]
Students build portfolios of work that displays mastery across academic and non-academic domains, from core skills to global citizenship, sciences, arts, and beyond.