Students are given the opportunity to practice real world life skills. They manage reality-based operations in economic enterprises including entrepreneurship, travel, volunteerism and service, and apprenticeship. The students learn how to budget, create healthy meals, plan,and take care of themselves outside of their family unit for short periods of time in a supported environment. They develop leadership skills.
For four different weeks during the school year the classroom moves away from our school location to various places, such as camping or retreat centers or even Washington D.C. The students plan the week, the menu, the travel, the structure and how the work is going to get done. The school goes with the student and daily math, reading, writing and personal world continue. One of those four weeks is an internship week where students learn about the world of work. The last immersion is called Adventure. Students will work to plan the larger trip over the school year. Upper high school students’ school away from school time includes college visits and service projects.
The students raise part of the money needed for the annual Adventure trip. During the year the students run a business and either make the products that they sell or provide services to the community.