ENHANCING ACADEMIC INNOVATION
This focus area involves implementing innovative ways to bring about learning from students, using non-traditional methods for eliciting learning or implementing programs not covered in other parts of the curriculum. Examples: Implementing a cross-curriculum/real-world project that includes leadership skills in addition to traditional skills.
SUPPORTING STUDENT INITIATIVE
This focus area involves encouraging students that have new ideas related to learning, wish to experiment with various theories or develop ways to improve their classmates. Examples: Implementing an innovative tutoring program that was created by a student to help classmates learn language skills.
EXPANDING ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES
This focus area involves creating or expanding opportunities related to the arts or performing arts. This may include implementing a new program, purchasing artistic materials that are not otherwise available, inspiring artistic expression or expanding the time available to develop or display the artistic capabilities of our students. Example: Creating an expressive dance club after school.