Preparing for the Future
Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to what our students will see in the world of work during their lifetime. The rapid changes aren't slowing down, in fact they are increasing exponentially! But there are some things that stand the test of time and it's not standardized testing. As students transition out of high school, it is crucial for them to recognize that the realities of work extend far beyond traditional lectures and homework. Work environments often align more closely with a project-based approach, requiring employees to prioritize, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines. Project-based learning equips students with essential skills, such as:
- Cultivating creative problem-solving abilities
- Understanding the value of collaboration
- Learning to identify the appropriate tools for specific tasks
- Developing independent learning and project management skills
- Utilizing relevant technology for resource exploration, communication, and final product creation.
Using our Portrait of a Lynx, we focus on six core competencies that align with our motto: Learn. Think. Grow.
- Are highly knowledgable and desire to seek new information.
- Demonstrate deep understanding of the world and those who live in it, seeing different perspectives and historical threads.
- Use discernment through self-reflection to make good decisions.
- Innovate, putting creative new ideas into practice and taking healthy risks.
- Seek community and the joy of shared experiences.
- Foster wellbeing to encourage life-long advantages in health, work, relationships, and creativity.