Schools That Work Montpelier High School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.
Montpelier High School's service learning program integrates across the curriculum, utilizing a school greenhouse and gardens to provide food for the school district's lunch program.
Visit a high school that incorporates service learning throughout the curriculum, including having biology classes produce greens for the cafeterias.
These high school students get a 15-minute recess every day––and teachers praise the benefits.
Using a campus greenhouse, teachers in multiple disciplines collaborated to make connections to sustainability.
Students participate in local internships to explore their interests, realizing that learning isn’t confined to a classroom.
Last year, Montpelier High shifted its schedule to free up 15 minutes -- for recess. Teachers and students find they are more calm and focused, with a camaraderie that continues into the classroom.
At Montpelier High School, community-based learning focuses on student interest to create internship opportunities that are designed to connect academic learning to the real world.
By connecting the theme of sustainability across multiple disciplines, the teachers at Montpelier High School have built a robust, integrated teaching approach that engages students and creates community.