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PONS Approach to Learning

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  • PROGRESSIVE, standards-based, environmentally-focused education 

  • Small, multiage COMMUNITY-FOCUSED classes

  • Emphasis placed on Social Emotional Wellness and MINDFULNESS

  • Highly trained educators who facilitate PLACE-BASED inquiry, exploration, and research

  • Rich ARTS program, including studio art, performing arts, and music

  • Build community connections through Spanish Immersion, Mapmaking, and Gardening

  • Educational Connection Opportunities (ECO's) that blend Core Skills with Advocacy, Science, Social Studies, and the Arts

  • Alternative forms of assessment including the use of Learning Journeys, PROJECTS, and Seasonal Showcases

  • Flexible scheduling to support a student's whole self, broader interests, and place within the FAMILY

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