In Endeavor, we believe that students learn best when they are given the voice and choice to guide their own learning. It is our philosophy that when people learn to communicate, think critically, collaborate, create, problem solve and innovate, they learn how to learn. Always learning and growing is the cornerstone of a successful person. Further, the basic process of reflecting, setting goals and creating plans contributes to an individual’s growth in every aspect of his or her life.
Students design projects based on their passions and interests. They do learning in the order that makes sense to them. They choose how to demonstrate their learning.
Students choose their goals and create their plans. With the help of their parents and advisors, they create their Personalized Learning Plan which outlines their future goals and plans. Students also manage their own time and set their own due dates.
Students use their own questions to design projects that will help them meet learning goals. Students create contracts for how they will meet their individual learning targets and how they will be assessed. Projects are focused on the process of learning and not just finishing a final product.
Students blend all types of learning together. For example, traditional English skills like reading and writing are learned side by side with traditional science or social studies skills like data analysis and historical comparison.