December 5 & 6 | 6:30-8:30pm
Instead of final exams, A3 has Confluence—a multi-layered event where students demonstrate their knowledge to the public through large-scale installations, art, and spoken word. A Dangerous Crossing and Community Leadership & Engagement have additional morning hours of 9:00-11:00am during Confluence. It often takes two days to visit all the projects. Programs will be available during Confluence in the main lobby and HSC, or click here for a PDF .
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.
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.
Notices from the District
To the Student’s Parent(s):
In order to more efficiently serve parents and patrons, Springfield Public Schools website has been updated to include information, in part, pertaining to annual parent/student notification such as Student Responsibilities & Rights Handbook, A Note to Parents About Directory Rights, Parent Notice Concerning Student Records, HIV/AIDS Curriculum Announcement, Teacher Qualifications, Parent Review of Materials.
To review the above information, please access the website at http://www.springfield.k12.or.us/parentrights Parents and patrons may also contact the school office for printed copies of any of the above documents.