Welcome to A3 – A school for you!
The A3 Vision: Every student a learner, a teacher, a leader
Mission: To inspire learning, engage passion, and empower transformation through high academic standards and professional-level arts and science experiences.
We believe that students make the most of their learning when they take ownership of their education and that students deserve the opportunity to develop and pursue a particular passion at increasingly greater depth, guided by mentors in our community who can encourage excellence. At A3 we help students make connections within academic disciplines, between academics and the arts, and between their lives now and their lives as they enter the larger global community.
This year Confluence was so big it couldn’t stay in the school. Hundreds turned out to taste the food from our A3 Great Food Truck Challenge at Sprout!, watch the debates at City Hall moderated by our Mayor and City Council President, wander the in-depth, interactive Gandhi Museum, and explore the somber exhibit that was the Genetics Horror Story. Click here to learn more!
EXPLORE – DESIGN – CREATE – REFINE – OWN
At A3 students work in learning teams across curriculums of Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Inquiries (Math and Science) and art to create project demonstrations that are examples of content learning.
Lessons and projects are built upon the “EDCRO” system – an acronym for Explore – Design – Create – Refine – Own. Students are taught the skills to use this system, and projects are assessed using the EDCRO rubric.
We believe in teamwork and building community. At A3, students, faculty, parents, and community partners share responsibility to create and sustain a safe, ethical, and focused place to learn.
At A3 we create a structure of learning based on real-world inquires, critical thinking and problem solving. We believe that when a student learns outside the context of a textbook, they will see a subject’s relevance and purpose in a richer light.
See what Inquiries (Math & Science) class is like.
Are you an A3 Educator? Click here for the A3 Teachers Manual.