Three Pillars of Success
At 360 High School, we’ve designed our instructional model to set students up for success to meet our graduation requirements and achieve outstanding success after high school. When creating our curriculum and requirements, we looked at what is demanded of typical college students in their freshman year of college in order to make sure that our students are poised for academic success after high school. In students’ first year of college, they will be expected to complete: 5000 pages of reading, 12 position papers, 8 exams, 6 lab reports, 90-100 polished essay pages, 6 presentations, 75 text-based discussions, and 21 problem sets. That’s a lot of hard work and often students arrive in college overwhelmed by the workload, so we’re scaling up high school by planning for this workload in order to help them meet the challenge.
In order to do this, we have organized our school’s academics around three pillars:
- Mastery-Based Learning
- Project Based Learning (learning through real-world, problem-based or hands-on projects)
- Personalized Education Plans
At 360, we use a flexible instructional model which means that learning is tailored for each student (or personalized). This means that you may walk into a classroom and observe students working independently, in groups, with a Learning Facilitator, or with a tutor. Our goal is simple - to help each and every student meet his/her goals and soar to new academic heights.
iPACE: 360's Graduate Profile
360 High School has identified nine competencies that we expect all students to achieve by the time they graduate high school.
PROBLEM-SOLVER: 360 students seek out opportunities to solve problems and are resourceful in finding ways to improve our world.
INITIATIVE AND SELF-DIRECTION. 360 students possess a capacity to take action, sustain motivation, and persevere through challenges.
COLLABORATION. 360 students seek diverse team members, and know how to work both independently and with others.
CRITICAL-THINKER: 360 students evaluate evidence, consider multiple points of view, and think innovatively about important questions.
CURIOSITY. 360 students have the ability to ask questions, investigate, engage in experimentation, and demonstrate inquisitiveness.
COMMUNICATION. 360 students value diverse perspectives and actively listen. They are able to connect with their multiple audiences.
ACHIEVER: 360 students work to high standards and strive to constantly develop and improve their academic skills.
ADAPTIVE. 360 students demonstrate the ability to change, be able to reflect on experiences and expand learning, and develop new strategies for success.
EMPATHY. 360 students connect with others through compassion and respect. They are culturally sensitive.