• Tag Line

    Rooted in community, cultivated through knowledge, branching into the future

     

    Instructional Vision

    Students will develop a strong personal agency by demonstrating respect and compassion for others and cultivating awareness of their own strengths and passions. Students will be engaged, community-minded explorers, who possess creative problem solving skills.

     

    Teachers at the Rhodes School of Environmental Studies believe that all students are capable of learning at high levels. Teachers will focus on personalizing instruction through a mastery-based system and providing experiential learning opportunities through performance based assessments and community opportunities.

     

    What will the school be known for?

     

    * Creating an environment where students can seek alternative solutions to problems

    * Promoting environmental stewardship

    * Embracing diversity

    * Promoting positive community change

    * Demonstrating respect and compassion for others

    * High academic standards

     

    What will the students of this school achieve?

     

    * Academic and career readiness

    * Creative problem-solving skills

    * Community-minded leadership

    * Global world view

    * Research methodologies

    * Awareness of their own strengths and passions

    * The ability to advocate for what they want to achieve

     

    What is unique about this school?

     

    * Focus on leadership and critical thinking skills development

    * Competency based instruction, including honors and AP classes

    * Course sequence will meet the criteria for an honors high school diploma

    * Students will have the opportunity to earn industry credentials through a CTE pathway in Business

    * Multiple learning expeditions outside of the classroom each year

    * STEM rich core curriculum with emphasis on life science experiences

     

    Belief Statements

     

    * We believe all students are capable of learning at high levels

    * We believe that all learners are unique

    * We believe that every student has to be equipped with a personalized set of skills in order to find success after graduation

    * We believe that students learn at their own pace

    * We believe that students learn best when they engage in expeditionary (or investigative or experiential) learning

    * We believe that all students have the potential to become change agents in their communities

    * We believe that all students benefit by a shared understanding of and appreciation for culture and diversity

    * We believe that communication and collaboration with others is essential to personal development

     

    Building Blocks:

     

    * Develop a strong personal agency

     

    o Demonstrating respect and compassion for others

    o Give student opportunities to explore passions and demonstrate strengths

    o Promote personal resilience and instill a growth mindset

    o Equipped with a personalized set of skills upon graduation

     

    * Be community minded

     

    o Promoting environmental stewardship and awareness

    o Knowledge of community to be an advocate and leader to promote positive community change

    o Understanding a role as a global citizen

     

    * Be engaged learners

     

    o Actively participate in discussions

    o Make learning culturally relevant for yourself

    o Engage in authentic learning

    o Performance based assessments

     

    * Be problem solvers

     

    o Students can persistently seek alternative solutions to problems

    o Learn and implement multiple research methods

    o Develop and practice leadership skills

    o Collaborate and communicate effectively