|Northwest Prep Charter School||
...there was a school where every staff member and teacher knew every student well?
-Where the students all know each other, and are themselves teachers and mentors? Where a culture of respect for each other and for the staff is not only an intended, but a natural outcome of the program.
...there was a school that provided traditional education in a non-traditional way?
-Where the students work together on long-term projects that integrate Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Visual and Performing Arts, and Digital Arts and culminate in multimedia Exhibitions that demonstrate not just what the students have learned…. but what they have created.
...there was a school where "21st Century Skills" are actually taught?
-And taught inherently, as a product of a Project-Based Learning model based on inquiry, leadership Skills, and teamwork. Where students practice and develop their ability to think and analyze critically, collaborate productively, manage time and resources, communicate effectively and persuasively, and express themselves creatively.
...there was a school where confidence builds in the students?
-As they are challenged and then guided to success, frequently exceeding their own expectations of what they can do and accomplish.
...there was a school where the community came together to recognize and celebrate learning and academic accomplishment?
-To be inspired by Exhibitions of every student’s hard work. Where you and the entire school community recognize the culmination of months of learning -- academically, socially and personally.
...there was a school where every graduate is truly qualified to take the next steps towards college and career?
-And where an experienced and dedicated College Advisor will work with each student individually and continuously from admission to graduation, making recommendations that include a broad range of careers and colleges and universities that take into account each student’s unique talents and interests.
That school is....
Northwest Prep Charter School
Northwest Prep is a small, project-based, student-centered school that focuses on true personalization for students in grades 7-12. We're dedicated to empowering each student to become an active learner who can take charge of their own personal and academic growth.
The processes of exploration, discovery, analysis, and design are the processes through which we construct meaning and make our world. By immersing our students in this process Northwest Prep engages them in the highest levels of learning – investigation, deep thought, organization, factual representation, and creative expression -- and helps them retain their knowledge through the application of learning to real world problems.
The digital age has provided us with a remarkable new tool set that students are peculiarly adept at managing. At Northwest Prep these new media are fully utilized and exploited in conjunction with the best traditional resources and practices in a rigorous, relevant, integrated, and fun academic learning environment.
Northwest Prep is uniquely equipped, with its small population, blended grade levels, and cross-curricular project-based program, to prepare students who will understand and be able to study, manage, and design new solutions and approaches to the information and communication revolution we're in the midst of today. Northwest Prep is uniquely equipped to prepare its students to realize a future that they have determined and designed.
Northwest Prep Charter School
2590 Piner Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA