Taking Registration for 8th-11th Graders for the John Dewey Academy for Learning

The John Dewey Academy for Learning (JDAL) is the district’s first charter school, and staff is excited to start off the school year! At JDAL, students take control of a rigorous learning experience through project-based learning, while still meeting the state standards and benchmarks. The school breaks away from tradition in a newly-renovated, open-concept area at St. Peter and Paul School (1420 Harvey Street). Individual classrooms are used for large group instruction. WFRV got a sneak peak of the changes.

JDAL provides students with the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, technology-rich learning environment. Students engage with the world outside the classroom walls through partnerships with local organizations and businesses. They are also responsible of taking ownership of their learning by creating projects that focus on topics relevant to their lives.

Learning will be:

  • Project-based
  • Individualized
  • Active
  • Involved in real-life tasks and challenges
  • Held to the same academic measures as other high schools.

So what will a day at JDAL look like?

Daily Schedule
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM:  Teachers start and have common planning time.
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM:  Students start to arrive and have time to mingle before the start of the day.
8:45 AM-9:15 AM:  Advisory period for students/staff.

  • Mondays are large group
  • Tuesdays-Fridays are small group advisory periods

 9:15-10:00 AM:  Academic block with ALEKS or individual work (seminars)
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM:  Project Based Learning (PBL)

  • Research

 11:30-12:00 PM:  Lunch in café
12:00 PM-2:00 PM:  PBL
2:00-3:00 PM:  Academic Block

  • Literacy circles
  • Writing
  • Workshops
  • SSR

 3:00-3:30 PM:  Reflection time
3:30 PM:        End of school day

If you think your child is a good fit for the John Dewey Academy for Learning or you would like to find out more, call (920) 448-2232 or email gavandenplas@gbaps.org .

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