我们知道每个人学习的方式都不一样. 在其他学校, these differences are often a sticking point – a barrier to successful participation in education. 在艾薇街, teaching and learning happens across differences. 它在我们学生的个性中茁壮成长. Our instructors work hard every day to create classroom environments in which everyone gets to participate fully.
那么，常春藤高中的学习是如何形成的呢? Some of our learning might sound familiar: history, math, social studies, and the like. Other parts of our school offerings are more unique – things like a video gaming elective, 社区导航块, 烹饪艺术课. 我们所有的学习都是亲身实践的, 基于项目的, and individualized to meet the learning styles of each of our students.
Each morning begins with an advisory meeting in each classroom. The meeting is led by the 咨询 teacher – the “homeroom” teacher in each room, who also teaches two subjects to the class: humanities or STEM.
在咨询, students settle in and connect as a classroom community before moving into their school day. 他们可能正在下车, or coming to class after their morning at 基金会 or the 家庭农场计划.
咨询 is a time to check in, build community, promote mindfulness, and organize for the day ahead.
今天早上的第一节课是英语. 英语 is taught by one of the classroom’s two content teachers. The course curriculum varies with grade level, and is often tied to content in other courses.
在艾薇街, we believe that students learn best when they are working to create something they’re proud of. Our model of Project-Based Learning allows students to learn by doing. 在英语课上, this might look like creating a movie based on a book the class read, 或者和一个伙伴合作写一个短篇故事.
我们都以不同的方式学习. 我们的许多学生发现讲座, 工作表, 他们在其他学校进行的突击测验也不太“合拍”.” Project-Based Learning allows our educators to find a just-right learning fit for each student. And, more importantly, it allows our scholars to create meaningful and beautiful work!
艾薇高 students receive instruction in all core content areas. This allows them to develop a foundational education that will serve them in their next step – whatever that may be.
为追求高中文凭的学生准备的, the instructional team provides support with meeting graduation requirements. We work with students to identify and complete their coursework requirements. Most of our students take the MCAS, the Massachusetts state standardized test.
Of course, state testing is just one of the many ways we measure progress. 每个人都朝着不同的目标努力, 在我们的教室里, we help our scholars reflect on their own work through varying methods of assessment and evaluation.
音乐是我们学生的最爱! 在音乐课上, 我们的表现艺术老师擅长各种流派, 允许每个学生分享自己喜欢的音乐.
音乐理论关注的是音乐是如何运作的. Students learn a history and exploration of different 音乐 styles from Folk to Heavy Metal. 他们也可以尝试自己的歌曲创作! Each class chooses a theme to pair with a genre, and collaboratively writes a song. 音乐理论课产生了许多热门歌曲!
Our elective schedule gives students choice in their own school day. 在选修课目录中, 这里有适合每个人的东西——不管你是否喜欢运动, 音乐, 龙与地下城, 动漫, 视频游戏, 或园艺, 有东西给你!
In Gardening elective, students work in the raised garden beds in our school’s backyard. 这个小组学习园艺科学和技术, 一起种花, 蔬菜, 水果, 和香草. 当季节合适的时候, they sell their produce to our kitchen so that our culinary team can use it in their cooking.
每个教室每天有40分钟的正念练习. 正念障碍出现在一天的中间, 午饭前或午饭后, 让学生们稍作停顿, 放松, 和反映.
正念期间会发生什么? Some students like to reflect independently, perhaps with a book or a sensory activity. Other students will participate in a mindfulness-focused activity led by the 咨询 teacher. There may be a guided meditation, a journal prompt, or a classroom conversation.
Being mindful allows us to recharge for the second half of the day. 当我们把正念作为一个课堂团体, we support each other in taking the space we need for our mental health.
午饭时间到了! During lunch, we eat with students from our own classroom and our partner classroom. 在自助餐厅，学生们与朋友和工作人员坐在一起. 这是交流的好时机!
而一些学生从家里带午餐, most of our students and staff eat the meal prepared by our Culinary staff. 为什么? 食物是 真的 好! 烹饪团队, 其中包括学生烹饪助理, 每天为午餐准备新鲜食物, 以各种美食为特色. Dietary needs and preferences are always incorporated – and suggestions are always more than welcome!
变量, 方程, 不平等, 在代数中有很多主题, and many adults would report they don’t quite remember everything they learned in that class. 常春藤街的代数看起来有点不同. In 代数 and all of our courses, we seek to identify real-world applications to the content. 如果你不能在自己的生活中使用代数，那它有什么用呢?
How can we use math concepts to make a schedule of everything we have to do today?
What do we need to consider when we build our own personal budgets?
By bringing our own lives into the classroom, we can add meaning to our learning.
我们的每节课都由一位内容老师授课. They are also often supported by the other professionals in our school.
在世界历史上, our Physical Education and Health instructor might push in to discuss how Americans thought about their health during the American Revolution. Or, they might discuss how people’s eating habits changed during World War II, 以及这如何影响他们的营养.
我们的学生在上学期间看到许多面孔. 他们的课堂小组成员很多. 利用我们教育工作者的各种专业知识, 我们提供动态和令人兴奋的课堂内容.
在艾维街，重要的不仅仅是我们做什么，更重要的是我们在哪里做. Learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom and into the community. Our students go on community trips with their classrooms at least once a week, 每天都有一些人离开我们的大楼.
我们的职业治疗师经常支持这些旅行. 社区规划期间, students work with their classroom’s OT to plan all aspects of that week’s trip: where they’ll go, 他们将如何到达那里, 以及他们将如何为此付出代价. 他们一起计划了一次大家都同意的旅行.
每次社区旅行都包含社交技巧, 执行能力和建立信任. 有了这些，你可以做任何事情.
- Clinical services including occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and physical therapy
- A team dedicated to transition services and vocational support
- Certified behavior analysts and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) experts
“在课堂上, 我学到了一些关于使用MBTA的知识, and my teacher taught me about budgeting and ‘adulting’ as I call it.”