Students in grades 9-12 are provided with rigorous coursework that will prepare them for career and college readiness. Throughout all subject areas, our students will be encouraged to consider a variety of ideas, viewpoints, and perspectives that may be useful in finding solutions and alternatives to posed problems. A high priority will be given to teaching students how to reflect on their own learning, as well as recognize and voice when they are not understanding or comprehending the content. Not only will they be taught various student-centered strategies, but they will be encouraged to choose when to apply certain strategies and to share their rationale for doing so. The application of these skills will be monitored and facilitated by the teacher through the use of modeling, questioning, and sentence frames. As students become stronger in the areas of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication the teacher will act as a facilitator as groups collaborate and participate in discussions and hands-on activities.