We understand that many students are not inspired by grades or test scores alone. Inspiration and engagement and resiliency come from onboarding onto a path of learning something that brings you joy, connects to your interests, or ignites your emotions such as a social issue. So we ask students three important questions and help them chase after goals to achieve it:
- What makes you happy/brings you joy?
- What do you do well?
- What does the world need of you OR How will you use this in the world?
In essence, this important work deserves time carved out each day/week for inquiry, exploration, and connections with students so they may uncover their interests and understand how to make school work toward their personalized goals. Then we work to carve out courses, student opportunities, connections to community resources, and career exploration options for students to nurture those plans and further goal set.