Flex + Research

Purpose


Student agency is a key tenet of our purpose as a school. We maximize student agency through two periods of time built into our schedule four days a week. 

Research meets most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school year. Flex occurs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - with Advisory filling this time slot on Mondays.

Flex and Research are built to provide student agency in their learning. Students will learn the skills to manage their time effectively to focus on academic work or work that they are passionate about. Students will have access to most parts of campus and also to teachers during these times.

Procedures


FLEX

Students can use Flex to complete any tasks that they would like to focus on. This includes work that is not directly related to their curriculum. For example, if a student wants to work on a 3D printing model in the MakerLab - something that they are interested in - they can. If a student wants to read a book for pleasure - they can.

RESEARCH

Research differs from Flex in that student work must have an academic focus tied to their current schedule and coursework. 

Due to this academic focus on their work, we award a .5 credit for their time in Research over the course of the school year.

Common Areas


Our student have access to many common areas for their work during Flex and Research. This includes the Mixer, Incubator and Mixer Balcony. Students also have access to a variety of breakout rooms for their work in small groups.

See the links below for a listing of these rooms along with the resources available:

Impart Rooms
Team Create Rooms
Think Rooms
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