Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) lifts the ceiling on learning for all members of the educational community. ALA provides 21st-century opportunities within a caring and open community and fosters a depth of thinking, problem-solving, creative design, and real-world applications. Students develop deep content knowledge and cutting-edge learning skills to prepare them for any and all futures they can envision.
The curriculum at ALA relies heavily on Project-Based Learning, which is an approach to education that emphasizes learning through creating. Projects aren’t just replacements for tests, they’re real-world creations that start their development at the very beginning of a new unit of content.
ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model:
By initiating this partnership, we can share best practices and swap ideas. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with this kind of innovation. We already work together to figure out what our students need to be successful, and this is where the collective and collegial mind is most helpful.
- Amy Stengel
ALA parent and teacher
CAST Schools share many of the same principles as ALA, working to inspire student learning by igniting curiosity and working through project-based learning."