“This is how kids want to learn”
-Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education
“This kind of innovative school’s an example of how all our schools should be”
-President Barack Obama
Alma del Mar is an Expeditionary Learning school.
Expeditionary Learning (EL) schools inspire the motivation to learn, engage teachers, and students in new levels of focus and effort, and transform schools into places where students and adults become leaders of their own learning. The EL model challenges students – even those starting with low skill levels – with high-level tasks and active roles in the classroom. This approach succeeds in urban, rural, and suburban schools and at every grade level.
Students in EL schools:
- Engage with case studies and with their community.
- Conduct original research.
- Participate in deep, interdisciplinary investigations.