Yesterday, we talked about extending high school.
Let’s do something a little different today. Each tutor is going to lead a small group discussing the following prompt.
You have been asked to design the curriculum of an new, experimental high school.
There are no limits to what you can plan or decide.
As a group, you should decide on the details of each category in the group, but each individual should be given one category to write about
The first order of business is to decide on your school name, school colors, and mascot. This should take no more than five minutes and be decided by majority vote. The tutor has final say.
Next, discuss what you want your school to be like in terms of the following categories
- Enrollment and Infrastructure (How many students? Where would the school be located? What would the buildings be like? What would the floorplan be like? Classrooms? No classrooms?)
- Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum (What kinds of English, History, Psychology, and similar classes would be required? Why?)
- STEM Curriculum (What kinds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics classes would be required? Why?)
- Extracrurricular Activities and Athletics (What kinds of activities and athletics would be offered? Would any be mandatory? Why or why not? Why are these things part of school life?)
- Schedule and Staffing (When would the school day start? When would the school day end? What would the school year be like? Why are these things important?)