What we believe.

When educating students for the real world we feel it makes sense to deal with subjects in an integrated fashion since objects of study in the real world are already intermingled. This means we always begin with a real-world subject such as technology, social justice or environment. Or even a breaking news event such as the March 2011 earthquake that struck Japan. From there, we work backward to the knowledge needed to understand the subject and the skills needed to address the problem. We want students to see how academic subjects are interrelated—how geography influences literature, how history intersects with engineering, how statistics work with sociology. Integration also improves problem solving abilities as students begin to think more critically about the world around them.

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