Prodigy High School
The Prodigy High School is designed with a goal to empower students to succeed in relationships and in life. Students at Prodigy will endeavor to embody the ideals of integrity, virtue, strong faith, relentless perseverance, self-directed learning, and excellent communication and collaboration.
In the Prodigy High School, the students have their final years to learn in a way that resembles real-life. They prepare for their next life journey, whether it is career, college, service, creating, innovating, supporting, building, fixing, making a difference, and living a life of faith and love.
Keys to Learning Experience
- Learning for each student includes a personalized curriculum and schedule that is catered to personal needs and requirements.
- Students have a great deal of autonomy and are involved in planning, initiating, and evaluating personal learning efforts.
- Students are actively involved in knowledge construction and frequently collaborate on project-management activities.
- Community networking and involvement in authentic projects that make genuine impact is emphasized.
- Students develop resilience in their learning process. It is okay to fail, but never okay to give up.
- Students are supported through strong relationships with other students, school staff, and members of the community.
- Mentoring programs facilitate knowledge sharing and personal knowledge growth.
- A dedication to documentation helps make thinking and learning visible through reflection and self-assessment.
A healthy self-identity starts in knowing that you are uniquely designed with purpose by God to receive and give love and to develop healthy relationships. From that flows the desire to maximize your talents, skills and capabilities.
A student has potential to develop a healthy relationship with God, self, and anyone involved in their life, as well as the learning process. It is our goal to support them in this endeavor so they can thrive in the context of beneficial relationships.
Students have a say in the direction of their learning to the degree that they are making beneficial choices that lead to good growth. Parents are the number one influence, teachers can provide a great deal of support and guidance, but it is imperative that students learn personal responsibility. We build in options so that students’ interests are included in the experience of learning and discovery because ownership of learning is key at Prodigy.
Students gather information for their learning plan in order to develop a strategy with desired goals, necessary roles, resources, responsibilities and expected outcomes. Students also help determine and track growth measures and feedback.
The Prodigy High curriculum is a combination of individual, team based, or whole class. Studies are comprised of classical subject matter as well as interest driven and specialized pursuits.
The students are at a time in life that they are capable of and have a need to make an impact. Authentic and purposeful learning is important. Therefore, we incorporate traditional teaching methods, project based learning, internships, networking and relevant experiences. A priority for Prodigy is that students are developing expertise in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. See Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements | MyPBLWorks for more information on project based learning.
We have a dual purpose, one is to guide students through the process of thinking about their thinking, otherwise known as metacognition, the other is to make learning visible. Project based learning, frequent student interviews, observations, parent feedback, and various other strategies are utilized to make student learning visible.
At Prodigy, the goal is to study the student and understand their journey of learning and what helps them optimize their talents, skills and content knowledge acquisition. A variety of assessments help us understand whether students are working towards their goals with excellence and according to their top potential.
Students will receive feedback from teachers, peers and the adults who are involved in supporting their journey. Additionally, students must also be able to self reflect in a manner that is accurate and helpful. Having clearly defined objectives allows for meaningful feedback.