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Educational Model

Our educational model is grounded in the concepts of constructivism, collaboration, and cooperation. The specific features that facilitate the advancement of these concepts are:
  • Inquiry based instruction that encourages students to be active researchers and maximize their individual cognitive strengths
  • Text-based discussion and inquiry based on essential questions grounded in relevant concepts and themes
  • Use of a variety of instructional techniques and strategies including cooperative learning, scaffolding, and modeling
  • Promotion of accountable talk
  • Quarterly formative assessments, based in part on discipline-specific literacy, to assist school staff in identifying the next steps and better understand their students.
  • Enrichment activities including paid internships, after-school Regents Prep after-school and Saturday workshops, field trips, workshops and guest speakers