EXPLORE – DESIGN – CREATE – REFINE – OWN
A3 is organized around five “Habits of the Graduate,” five behaviors that we (students, teachers, caregivers) believe are essential to succeed as an artist, a scholar, and a community member. Their first letters can be arranged to spell “CREDO” or “EDCRO” (which is the proper order of the process) so they’re easy to remember.
Whether in theatre or science, A3 students strive to exhibit these five behaviors and are evaluated on how well they do at the end of the year when all students lead their own “EDCRO Review” with parents, teachers, and other advocates.
The Juried EDCRO review gives students a chance to get live feedback and coaching, right on the spot. It consists of two parts, a student presentation followed by a Q and A with jurors. It looks a bit like this:
Sophomore-Seniors will have 15 minutes to present:
- A brief performance or portfolio.
- A prepared speech about how their involvement in art has impacted their thinking as a scholar, and
- Their arts and academics plans for the following year.
The Adjudicators will then ask 10 minutes of questions and, based on the student’s presentation and answers, respond with their impressions. They will then recommend the student…
- Take a more rigorous plan than the one they’ve made.
- Go with the plan they’ve made.
- Repeat classes or experiences if the student is noticeably deficient. This might include ACADEMIC classes as well.
To facilitate the review process A3 uses a series of review rubrics. Juried:EDCRO Review Rubrics
It is the goal and hope of A3 that these reviews help the student solidify their plans and grow from their experience, as well as provide a platform upon which the student can consider new ideas.
Want to know more about EDCRO? Here is a great speech by Scott, reminding A3 Graduates how EDCRO is used in our daily lives.
Rather see the video? Click on this link – Life is EDCRO