Our 7th-graders and 8th-graders have the option of choosing from two different learning frameworks described below:
Fusion: Students opting for the Fusion experience will be immersed in a project-based learning environment that will challenge your student to solve real-world, authentic problems. The goal is to not only teach state standards and course content, but develop skills vital to the 21st-century workplace including collaboration, communication, problem-solving, work ethic, and teamwork. Fusion students will routinely work with professionals from our local community and beyond in authentic application of academic standards.
Legacy: Students opting for the Legacy experience will enjoy a more traditional environment with emphasis on a workshop model of teaching and learning. The workshop model breaks the class period up into small sessions for different purposes. Each of these sessions allows students to work either with the teacher in a small group, independently, and/or with the entire class. The Legacy experience is highlighted by several cross-curricular projects including The Learning Fair, Roller Coaster Physics, and the Living Biography.
Regardless of which learning experience (Fusion or Legacy) you and your student decide, all students will have the same opportunities to take honors classes and electives including trying out for our advanced musical courses in both band (Jazz Band) and choir (Midpoint).