Uplifting Education High School Enrollment Test

Uplifting Education aligns with “The Big Picture Learning” design which is a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. All of components of the design are based on three foundational principles: first, that learning must be based on the interests and goals of each student; second, that a student’s curriculum must be relevant to people and places that exist in the real world; and finally, that a student’s abilities must be authentically measured by the quality of her or his work.

Innovative High School Program

Uplifting Education High School aligns with the “Big Picture Learning” design which is a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. 

Learning is based on the interests and goals of each student.

 Curriculum is relevant to people and places that exist in the real world.

Abilities are authentically measured by the quality of her or his work.

Framework for Learning

 

 

Learning through Internships (L.T.I.) - 

The foundation of the personalized learning students engage in is the L.T.I.s.  These internships are where meaningful relationships are built with responsible adults through mentorship.  

 

The Dual Purposes are to love yourself and live for the sake of others. The Life Goals Approach to (1) achieve individual maturity, to (2) cultivate harmonious and loving relationships, and to (3) make a valuable contribution to society provides great personal satisfaction as it enhances others’ lives as well.

 

The Four "P" Foundation is the combination of purpose, passion, perseverance, and positivity needed to develop successful grit. It is built by expanding interests, delving deeper, going beyond hindrances, and keeping hope through adversity.

 

The Four Capacities Outcome is the overall goal for each student to be a successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen, and an effective contributor. The purpose of the Four Capacities is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes students will need if they are to flourish in life, learning, and work; now and in the future.

 What makes Uplifting Education High School different? 

Advisory - 

Students are guided through their four-year high school experience by the one advisor who knows them best.  In advisory, students work with their cohort on meaningful projects, discussions, activities and team building.

 

Authentic Assessment - 

Instead of multiple choice tests and exams, each student defends his/her work in exhibitions at the end of each quarter. Advisors, parents, mentors, and peers offer feedback and recommendations for the following quarter.

 

Academic Studies - 

Each student creates a quarterly learning plan which is revised and approved by the advisors and parents. It's designed to ensure that all students’ learning will provide adequate preparations for quality opportunities in their future including college admission, career, and life goals.  Students have access to unlimited video streaming through "The Great Courses Plus" featuring thousands of subjects providing in-depth learning on fascinating topics taught by brilliant educators chosen especially for their lecturing abilities.

Students are engaged and give back to the community

Upholds high academic standards and supports creative endeavors

Meaningful Collaboration & Low student/teacher ratio

Embraces change and responds to the needs of the student

Learning is applied to real life experience

Families are directly involved in student's learning