Academic Independence

Each student is her or his own best teacher.
Teachers motivate students to independently pursue their intellectual curiosity, interests, and passions. The most vital duty of a teacher is to train students in self-instructions: teach them how to teach themselves.

Livelihood Training

Learn how to make a living doing what you love. Students are paid to teach and are encouraged to earn money through small business initiatives that use their natural abilities. They learn about marketing, banking, saving, fiscal responsibility, and develop a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Dialectic Methodology

Students become scholars. Students engage in the process of academic discussion and debate, presenting their own arguments and theories. Students become aware of how their own brains function (metacognition), generating hypotheses, evidence, and experiments (scientific method), and effective communication (rhetorical analysis).

Information Abundance

If you don't know it, look it up. For the first time, the entire breadth of human knowledge is at our fingertips. Students are compelled to explore the internet reliable for books, articles, and video lessons on virtually any subject.

Personalized Curriculum

One size does not fit all. Students need some degree of control over their education to develop into independent scholars. Curricular are implemented based on their appetites, passions, and career aspirations.

Multiple Intelligences

Every student is a potential genius in some way. Supplemental curriculum address various aptitudes and types of intelligence: linguistic and mathematical intelligence, of course, but also Spatial, Musical, Interpersonal (self-knowledge), Interpersonal, Naturalistic, and Bodily-Kinesthetic.

Interconnectivity of Knowledge

A bad student is a bored student. An academic lens can be applied to anything a student wants to learn. Attentive students are more productive, more focused, and achieve higher retention rates. Teachers use the students' interests as a starting point for lessons. Use football to teach physics, use music to teach spelling, use theater and role-playing to teach history, and so on

Students as Teachers

Students who know how to teach, know how to learn. The best measure of a students mastery of a subject is their ability to teach it. Students are encouraged to teach and gauges on their ability to effectively convey knowledge to peers, teachers, family and community.

Round-table Seminars

Class size matters.
Classrooms are structured to facilitate discussion of learning topics, ensuring each student has the chance to express her or his knowledge, work, and theories. This is the format of instruction usually reserved for elite students in honors programs; the same right should be given to all students.

Project-based Learning

Students learn best by doing. To as great an extent as possible, schoolwork consists of individual and group projects with real-life applications. Students play the role of adults performing valuable tasks for the community, utilizing creative problem solving skills with tangible, rewarding results.