How do schools/districts create equitable opportunities to learn outside of the typical school day and year, and even outside of the classroom or school? These examples provide strategies that use digital technology; community engagement; and creative scheduling.
Sanborn Regional High School is located in Kingston, New Hampshire. It services students in grades nine through twelve from the communities of Kingston, Newton, and Fremont in the south-eastern part of the state.All three towns are socially and economically diverse, and all are residential, non-industrial communities where most residents work in the local seacoast area. The school has a long history with the community and the school campus is an important community resource for a variety of programs and events. Sanborn offers a challenging curriculum designed to meet all the needs of its diverse student population. Course offerings include honors and college and career preparatory levels as well as a selection of Project Running Start, Advanced Placement, dual-enrollment college courses, and career internships. A variety of elective offerings include art, business technology,family and consumer science, music, vocational studies, and wellness. Sanborn also offers a variety of Seacoast School of Technology courses for students who would like to specialize in a specific area of study.
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Francis T. Maloney High School is a diverse and dynamic community of learners that values the uniqueness of all is students and members. Francis T. Maloney High School works collaboratively to develop the academic, civic, and social skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
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Orville H. Platt High School
The O.H. Platt High School community believes all students deserve a learning environment in which to achieve their full academic, civic, and social potential.Students must have a physically and emotionally safe, disciplined atmosphere in which they are motivated to set goals, make responsible decisions, and enjoy success. Our multicultural society develops independent, creative, resilient learners and thinkers. With support of school faculty, family, and members of our community, Platt students will become confident, self-sustaining adults who contribute to society.
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Revere High School strives to create a place where academic excellence means educating the whole student. The staff is committed to high quality, innovation, and rigorous academic standards, while understanding the complex challenges inner city students bring to school. As a result, the school periodically re-examines and adapts its approaches to meet students’ academic needs more effectively. The ultimate goal is to create a challenging and supportive milieu that stimulates students’ academic curiosity, as they explore the curriculum.
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Encompassing just over one square mile, Winooski School District (WSD) is the smallest geographic school district in Vermont. With grades pre-K-12 housed in a single building complex, the small size of the Winooski schools helps to create a positive and caring environment where every student’s success is important. The district offers students a full range of academic studies and extracurricular activities and holds high standards for excellence in instruction, curriculum, and assessment. WSD’s mission is to ensure all students will graduate college and career ready. WSD students will lead healthy, productive, and successful lives and engage with their local and global community.
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The Met is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. With high standards and strong family engagement, the Met’s individualized learning approach has proven successful in unlocking students’ passion for learning.The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners. The hallmarks of a Met education include internships, individual learning plans, advisory, and a breakthrough college transition program.
Pittsfield is a rural community of about 4,500 residents located in Merrimack County, a short distance from Concord, Manchester, the Seacoast, and Lakes Region. The Pittsfield School District consists of an elementary and middle/high school. The mission of the Pittsfield School District is to ensure that all learners are supported in the achievement of their college and career goals through student-centered learning practices and strong partnerships with the community. Students are encouraged and guided in order to become self-directed, lifelong learners who demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skills, and social/emotional health through self-advocacy, self-governance, and commitment to community.
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Casco Bay High School for Expeditionary Learning (CBHS) is a small and rigorous public high school that reflects the increasing diversity of Portland, Maine. Founded in 2005, CBHS is a school of choice for about 355 students. At Casco Bay, we challenge and support our students to become college-ready through our 3Rs: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. 100% of the graduates in our first two senior classes were accepted to college. In 2012, CBHS was named one of Maine’s top high schools by US News and World Report and for 2013-4, CBHS was again selected as a “Mentor School” in Expeditionary Learning’s national network.
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Highlander Charter School enrolls 632 students (at full enrollment) in grades pre-k through 12. The school provides personalized education that engages students and is relevant to their interests and experiences. Highlander believes that as a charter school it is responsible to share best practices with the greater community and received one of only 7 federal Charter Exemplary Grants to bring our literacy work to East Providence elementary schools. Highlander is recognized as the state leader in Blended Learning, a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction.Highlander has demonstrated the ability to close the achievement gap for minorities and students with special needs and was recently named a leading school by the RI Department of Education.
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