Active Citizenship

advisory

Throughout their four years, students will participate in advisory once per week. Advisory is a place for students to develop meaningful relationships with each other and with a caring adult, providing a safe space for the development of empathy, understanding, and emotional maturity. In grades 9 and 10, the focus of Advisory is on academic success, health and wellbeing. In grades 11 and 12, students focus on college: getting prepared, choosing the best options, and applying.

democracy in action

Three times a year, students get to step out of their regular class schedule for an immersion course. These courses run for a week in the fall and spring, and for 3 weeks in January. These immersion courses will be developed with student interests in mind and take place within and outside of school in partnership with business, non-profit, environmental and local government. In their junior and senior year, students will have opportunities to do meaningful internships in local organizations.

exhibitions of learning

Twice a year at the end of each semester, We the People High School invites parents and the community to learn from students about their work, their projects, and the work of active citizenship. Exhibitions of learning enable students to tie together all that they’ve learned . Teachers and partner organizations work with students to curate this culmination of learning. Exhibitions happen outside of regular school hours so that families and community members can attend.

Global Citizenship

At We the People High School, these four Global Citizenship standards are part of every course and every project:

  1. Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, framing significant problems and conducting well-crafted and age-appropriate research.

  2. Recognize perspectives, others’ and their own, articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.

  3. Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences, bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers.

  4. Take action to improve conditions, viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.

 
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“What we need today is leaders. You need people to implement, but you need people to inspire, to push people to move, and to trigger big changes in the way we work, decide, consume, and solve.”

President Emanuel Macron of France

Goalkeepers Convening, New York, NY, September 2018