A grades six through twelve standards-based learning environment that promotes mastery learning across the curriculum. The Reinventing Schools Coalition (RISC) philosophy of Shared Leadership, Shared Vision, Standards-Based Instruction, and Continuous Improvement is the foundation that guides our program. Attention is placed on individual student learning needs through project-based learning that integrates technology as a key learning tool. Student voice and ownership is encouraged and expected.
Highland Academy is a 6th-12th grade charter school that promotes competency learning through student centered, individualized activities and varied assessment strategies. Students take an active role in their education in order to master core content objectives, as well as the skills necessary for success in the 21st Century. Technology integration and project-based assessments are critical components of Highland’s rigorous model. Course placement is based on academic ability, rather than chronological age, ensuring students are challenged each day. Highland’s dynamic advisory program supports social-emotional growth and goal-setting, critical attributes necessary to give students voice and choice in their learning.