Learning in Depth Ceremony

lid-ceremonyAt Corbett Charter School. [From the website: http://corbettcharterschool.blogspot.com/, and Superintendent Bob Dunton’s blog:]

“Launching Learning in Depth

This event was truly a career highlight for me, as the project encompasses much of what I believe about powerful learning experiences. I would like to thank all of the teachers and administrators who put hours of thought and work into making this event possible, and of course all of us are grateful to Kieran Egan for taking the bold step of devising and advocating such a simple and elegant approach to deeper learning.”

Some background to the Corbett Charter School:

Friday, January 1, 2010

Intro to Corbett Charter School

Corbett School District serves some 900 students in grades K-12 and is comprised of two, K-12 schools: The Corbett School and Corbett Charter School.

Corbett Charter School is a K-12 public school that is an integral part of The Corbett School District.

Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that parents enroll their children in CCS based on their preference and not on where the family resides.

Corbett Charter School serves approximately 300 students and employs Imaginative Education. Imaginative Education, based on the work of Kieran Egan and his Imaginative Education Research Group, conceives of education as the cultivation of the cognitive tools that are critical to intellectual and social maturity and success after high school.

CCS students attend ‘charter-only’ multiage (K-3, 4-6, 7-8 and self-contained 9) classrooms in grades Kindergarten through Nine. They are taught by full-time charter school teachers and all of their classmates are charter students. Charter students participate with Corbett School students in specialized classes such as band, secondary p.e., and Spanish. They may also attend ‘mixed’ math classes depending on their individual needs.

At the high school level, Corbett School District has built one of the nation’s most prolific Advanced Placement programs, and Corbett Charter School purchases space in those specialized offerings. All Corbett Charter School students in grades 10 through 12 also take an interdisciplinary course of study based on the United States Academic Decathlon. Members of this class have the opportunity to compete in the Oregon Academic Decathlon, which Corbett has won for the past two years. The winner of the state competition will have the opportunity to compete at the national level.

Corbett Charter School, from its unique approach to primary education to its nationally-renowned secondary offerings, represents an unparalleled educational opportunity for the young people of the region.

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