Our 21st Century Curriculum
addition to core curriculum requirements served by our online content
providers, TA students must engage a number of face-to-face electives
which support achievement of 21st Century Learning benchmarks. Our
program will develop these characteristics in our students.
Squares from annual Leadership Quilts constructed by students
Components of Leadership
Learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and
reflection to enrich the learning experience, teaches responsible
citizenship, and strengthens communities.
Intelligence is a way of understanding and shaping how we think, feel,
and act. Improved emotional intelligence skills create higher
achievement and improved social skills. Emotional Intelligence
contributes to successful interpersonal and interpersonal relationships
at school, at home, and at work.
education curriculum will help students practice and build upon their
leadership and Emotional Intelligence skills. Engaging students in
lessons about environmental issues broadens their perspective on the
world and promotes stewardship in a consumer society.
Leadership video promoting Taos Village Farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Students in Global Studies explore the world, culture and international citizenship.
Global Studies Trailer
Level I -"Global Adventures"
Middle school students explore the five themes of geography, map skills and create projects.
Level II -"Virtual Vacation"
school students explore geography and cultural perspectives. They
demonstrate their findings in a presentation of the project. Below are
some examples of student work.
Level III - "The Race Around The World"
level middle school students and high school underclassmen compete a
virtual race traveling to 7 continents, documenting currency used,
accrued, lodging, food, miles traveled, and distance traveled. Winners
will have traveled the furthest and spent the least amount of money.
Level IV - "UN Mock Conference"
school upperclassmen participate in cultural studies that focus on
varying perspectives, international current events and the history
behind them. This class culminates in a four day United Nations Mock
Conference. Students represent a country delegate and their perspective
with research and debate skills.
Smart Lab's flight simulator is a perennial favorite
In the Smart Lab, students use
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to design and build
everything from digital art to original robots.
Grades 5/6 -"Exploring Smart Lab"
and sixth graders explore computing skills, technology use, typing, and
personal safety on the internet. They will create a showcase of all
their work to present to their peers.
Grades 7/8 -"Collaborative Projects"
and eighth grade students choose and create two projects of their own
design. They learn effective use of social networking, collaborative
wiki and web design, and honing technical skills.
Grades 9/10 - "Gearing up for Competition"
school freshmen and sophomores create high quality projects with an
emphasis on showcasing their work. In addition, students pursue
proficiency at keyboarding and computer skills. During the semester,
students will submit at least one piece of work to STEM related
Grades 11/12 - "STEM Career Exploration"
and seniors reflect on and explore career opportunities. Students
select a STEM profession, work with mentors in the field, and create a
career portfolio of professional calibre.