Outdoor School (ODS) is a statewide program that provides Science education for 6th graders in the “field” of the outdoors. For many students, ODS is their very first experience hiking in a forest, getting their feet wet in a stream or exploring sea life along a sandy beach. For others, ODS gives them new understandings and perspectives about the natural world they thought they already knew.
Outdoor school typically happens at a residential camp where your student will participate in hands-on science learning, but also develop skills working in groups, sharing living space with their peers and get to see their teachers interact with them in a new way. Our program is also supported by high school students who gain leadership skills while they provide mentoring and role-modeling for our younger students.
Outdoor School is funded through a state grant–it is free to students, and we will work with any family to overcome any challenges to participating. Please contact your school if you have any questions about this exciting program we see as an essential part of our educational vision.
Core academic subjects, including math, language arts, social studies, science, PE, and health.
Strong elective offerings, including band, orchestra, choir, art, and Spanish. Additional electives unique to each site are also offered.
21st-century technology integration throughout the academic program
Onsite, comprehensive Counselor supports.
Optional afterschool programs include track, cross-country, clubs, and a variety of other opportunities.
Each 6th-grade student has the opportunity to experience Outdoor School. This enriching program is a hands-on science education multi-day field trip.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps schools develop a culture of college readiness. In the AVID Elective class, students receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID Elective teacher. AVID impacts students schoolwide as academic strategies like writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading are taught in all classes by well trained teachers.
We are committed to the district's mission to prepare graduates who are inspired and empowered to strengthen the quality of life in our local and global communities. We offer support and guidance for families to understand the necessary graduation requirements and programs available to their child that will equip them for success in their secondary and post-secondary careers. This page contains pertinent college and career readiness resources, opportunities, and information to guide and prepare all students toward a fulfilling, self-actualized future.
Restorative Practices are an Indigenous equity-based, multi-tiered system of building, maintaining, and restorating relationships in our classrooms, schools, and community. Restorative Practices proactively create community, honor student voice, and fulfill the goals of the strategic plan to support the mental health and wellbeing of each student. Further, Restorative Practices are a non-punitive approach to student misbehavior, which can reduce the harmful impact of traditional punitive discipline practices.