Academic Framework

 Why Project Based Learning?

PBL Design Elements (Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills; Challenging Problem or Question; Sustained Inquiry; Authenticity; Student Voice and Choice; Reflection; Critique and Revision; and Public Product), SECA will build its PBL program on the “Framework for High Quality Project-Based Learning” ensuring that students

  1. Learn deeply, think critically, and strive for excellence
  2. Work on projects that are meaningful and relevant to their culture, their lives, and their future
  3. Participate in publicly displayed, discussed, and critiqued work
  4. Collaborate with other students in person or online and/or receive guidance from adult mentors and experts
  5. Use a project management process that enables them to proceed effectively from project initiation to completion
  6. Reflect on their work and their learning throughout the project

Blended learning

Using technology to enhance learning is allows students engage in more meaningful and personalized learning experiences.  SECA will use technology to offer blended learning to students that combines traditional classroom activities with 21st Century opportunities.

Movement and the arts are an integral part of the day at SECA.

The Arts

The arts are an integral part of the SECA curriculum.  All children will receive a significant art’s education in both music and visual art.