Homestake Peak is an Pre-K through 8th grade school where learning is active, challenging, meaningful, public, and collaborative. Our motto is: We are all crew! This speaks to our collaborative vision for learning; teachers, students, and parents, all working together as a synchronized crew to support students to achieve more than they think possible. We see our students as scientists, historians, writers, urban planners, activists; investigating real community problems with their peers to develop creative, actionable solutions. Making positive changes to real-world issues make the learning relevant and increases their motivation. Our students demonstrate their knowledge through presentations, exhibits, participating in critiques, and data analysis. Teachers, parents, and students see and have a shared understanding of their achievement! This fosters collaboration and improves work quality across the board, while building perseverance, excellence, accountability and kindness.
Expeditionary Learning is a proven, research-based program that empowers young people with confidence and enthusiasm for learning and applying their knowledge to life. The hallmarks of an Expeditionary Learning school are: supportive, positive cultures; great teachers (trained in Expeditionary pedagogy) in every classroom; purpose-driven learning; and high expectations for all students.
To learn even more about Expeditionary Learning, please visit their website at www.elschools.org