Schools That Work Normal Park Museum Magnet School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
By integrating visits to local museums and community organizations into the school day, students experience real-world connections to the curriculum.
Travel journals—a mix of notebook and portfolio—allow students to chart and take ownership of their learning.
Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
A museum magnet school uses student-created interdisciplinary exhibits to assess learning.
Frequent, focused field trips that connect to the curriculum show students how learning continues outside of the classroom.
For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to curriculum.
Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.