School Levels

Elementary

The Elementary Program operates on three levels where they are not content to simply ask “what,” but curious about the “how” and “why” of problems. This environment is the launching point for interactive, interdisciplinary group work. With an emphasis on social responsibility and courtesy, project work is a natural outgrowth of the classroom. These years offer increasingly complex projects that solve problems and come up with inventions in the areas of language development, mathematics/geometry, history, world geography, botany, zoology and the arts.

Intermediate

The Intermediate Program serves 11-13 year olds utilizing human centered design projects executed with online resources, the community, our facilities and our world, access to network of artists, entrepreneurs, social justice/equity leaders, politicians, designers, academics, investors, etc. In Intermediate the students start to feel courageous to learn and become their most authentic selves, not one put on due to peer pressure. The Intermediate program takes the school learning targets and uses them to make hands-on learning projects incorporating Human Centered Design. Students tackle real world problems with critical thinking and creativity.

High School

The high school accepts motivated students to a lab school where teachers learn alongside the students. Students conduct in-depth, real-world project work in two cohorts; 9/10th grade and 11th/12th grade. Our program results in an interactive transcript that reflects the student's unique strengths, abilities, interests, and histories so they can be fostered, understood, and celebrated. Not only do we prepare our students for college success, we ensure they will be sought after by colleges and employers as prepared, responsible, curious and excited to learn.

Our college preparatory program does not have traditional, discrete subject matter learning. Instead, all necessary course work is implemented into a unique project grid and accomplished with teaching coaches. The school is organized around a culture of inquiry rather than constrained by traditional schedules, lockers, bells and busy work. Students learn from experts in the real fields that their projects address. Projects solve real-world problems using the Stanford Design Process. To facilitate this, The Delta School has developed a project requirement grid not found anywhere else, as well as a unique scheduling model that is flexible and adaptable for each project.

Our students receive in-depth, personalized college counseling that begins the first year of the high school and advances until the right match happens or students decide to find success outside of the academic environment. For more information or to work as a partner in our development contact info@thedeltaschool.org.