What makes us UNIQUE? You do.
Our students think independently, direct their own learning, and grow into adults who make a difference.
The Advisory program will meet 4 days a week at Bitney, with an Internship on Wednesdays. You will meet all day with your advisory group. You may take traditional classes to supplement or assist you in learning the required subjects, but you will work on constructing your own individualized learning program. Read the Union article here.
A key component to Big Picture Learning is the Student’s Exhibition. These are presentations given by each student to demonstrate their success during the semester. Students must have one parent and their mentor attend their exhibition.
Employers name internships, jobs, volunteering, and extracurriculars as more important than GPA, courses taken or college reputation.
~ The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Here are some of the core principles that build on our established success with students:
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME – The learning experience is personalized to each student’s interests, talents and needs.
ADVISORY STRUCTURE – Advisory is at the core of how we know and respect each student, and personalize their educational plan. Students stay with an advisor and a group of fellow classmates, developing a strong support network.
LEARNING THROUGH INTERESTS/INTERNSHIPS – Real world learning is best accomplished in the real world. During the school week, students have the opportunity to work with experts in the students’ area of interest.
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT – Parents are welcome and valued members of our community, supporting students and the school in various ways according to their own resources, skills and interests.
Big Picture Learning is an innovative educational framework that deepens our ability to deliver on our vision and mission.