The Bridge Academy is a new program serving students in grades 9-12 that is personalized, progressive, and project-based.
Personalized: Our approach aims to customize learning for each student's strengths, needs, skills, and interests. Our instructors work together, across subjects and with students, to foster learning that is meaningful, relevant, flexible, and responsive. We have high expectations and ensure high levels of support to help students excel.
Progressive: Each student at the Bridge Academy will have an Advocate Advisor - a staff member that knows them well, understands their goals and who will help them be successful. Learning is designed to be cross-curricular. In other words, teachers work together with students to design projects that meet standards in a variety of subject areas.
Time is less restrictive. Students may break up their day to work on a variety of projects or they may also focus on one project over a few days. Students are expected to attend daily and work closely with their advocate and teachers to make sure they are reaching their goals.
Some students may take a little longer than the traditional 90 hours per semester course and others may complete more quickly. The goal overall is to make sure students have the support they need to reach their individual learning targets.
Project Based: Learning at the Bridge Academy will be a process driven by a critical question or problem. Students will use their knowledge and skills learned in the process to create a product and present their learning.
As a result, students develop deep knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. With learning standards as the guide, Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy that allows students to flourish.