Science classes with:
Hands-on science and in-class labs
Scientific writing and investigation
Outdoor School for 6th graders
Challenging math classes; Algebra and high school credit offered.
HUMANITIES BLOCK (LANGUAGE ARTS & SOCIAL STUDIES)
with projects like:
Novel writing and writing in many genres
Multimedia current events projects
Close reading of informational texts and novels
Role plays (e.g., medieval serf/knight/lord; samurai; Constitutional Convention members)
Exploration of social justice topics including:
Social Studies field trips to Mercy Corps to learn about the Syrian refugee crisis; and through NE Portland to see the impacts of redlining and discrimination.
And that’s just a hint of the core classes!