Beyond the Classroom
The Beyond the Classroom program is a three-year sequence of experiences designed to take students into the field and beyond the traditional classroom walls and buildings, to develop life and leadership skills, and to serve the greater community. It is intended to promote professional, entrepreneurial, ethical, civic, and intellectual engagement in the local community for all our high school students.
9th grade: Inspiring a Passion for Learning
This program dovetails directly with the curriculum of 9th grade classes, the centerpiece of which is the 9th grade interdisciplinary trip in September to Camp Roger in the Uinta Mountains. The trip integrates science, art, geography, and history.
10th grade: Inspiring a Passion for Life
Some of the best learning occurs outside the traditional classroom setting. Each September, sophomores are presented with a complex task and asked to solve it through collaborative, hands-on work. In 2012, for example, sophomores designed built, and raced gravity cars.
11th grade: Nurturing a Spirit of Service and Activism
Students align themselves with a service organization in order to “fill a gap” in that organization. The work in this project may be strictly local or connected to a global issue and acted upon locally.
*25 hours of service are required for graduation.