Thrive is also a Project Based Learning school where students Learn to Do. That means that students have hands-on, minds-on learning experiences that help them develop critical thinking, creativity, problem‐solving, motivation, communication and cooperation. Instead of treating each subject in isolation, we recognize that in the real world, math, science, English Language Arts, history, technology and the arts all intersect. Cross‐disciplinary teacher‐created projects will enable students to learn via active engagement and “doing,” incorporating best practices from our partners at High Tech High, the Buck Institute and other leading researchers and practitioners.
Tinkering, robotics, arts, chess and other opportunities for Exploratory Learning also enhance creative and inquisitive thinking. All students will have the opportunity to become creators of their own learning and take an active role in what they learn and how they learn. This combined with partnerships with community organizations and businesses in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields, will add excitement and real world connection to our program. All students must have the chance to explore their passions, discover new opportunities, and reach new horizons.