of Science & Arts
Over 1 million students drop out
of high school every year. Students who fail to finish
school often lack the basic skills necessary to remain
gainfully employed. The primary reason students drop
out of school is not usually work or family related.
The main reason students... Read
Classes are divided into three activities:
whole class activities for curriculum experiences; group
roles for student accountability; and individual student
directed teacher guided activities.
class has specific outcomes designed for the specific
project. For example, after taking a social studies/geography
class for grade four, when students complete the curriculum
they will be able to:
· Locate on a map or globe related physical features
such as continents, oceans, mountains and land;
· Natural resources, cities, states, and borders;
· Use an atlas, chart, graph and map to gather
· Identify and distinguish environmental changes
as well as the social and economic effects of the changes;
· Identify changes in the community that have
been caused by human beings, such as a construction
project, fire, etc.
In addition to integrated classes, MTASA project classes
can be taught as stand-alone components.
Workshops are part of every course.
Outside professionals offer hands on experience to students.
Professional entomologists, artists, journalists and others
share their knowledge and
real live experiences with the students, helping them
the connection between educational concepts and their
corresponding real life applications.
The formal exhibition of the scrapbooks
allows each student to be a real participant in their
community - to inform, interpret, and enlighten others
about places and events in a unique way. Students showcase
work to students and teachers, discussing their analytical
reasoning and thought processes behind each choice -
at the same time developing their vocabulary and speaking
Field trips are a very exciting
part of our program and are integral to every course that
we offer. They provide an important contribution to the
learning process by providing stimulation and motivation
Students discover untapped skills which enhance problem solving
techniques. Prior to every field trip, preparatory classes
are held using a variety of learning activities to prepare
students for the upcoming trip.
The following is a partial list of field trips scheduled
with the various projects:
Students will acquire skills
in communication, teamwork, creative writing and critical
Students will learn to appreciate
the artistic expression of others, while moving ahead
toward creative self-expression.
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