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Weekly Update 3-10-2017

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Weekly Update 3-10-2017

Hello Families, The weather doesn’t feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner! This week students started preparing for our April showcase, scheduled for the night of April 20th, by identifying the work they are going to show off and outlining their next steps in the project. They also hung out with some reptiles (images below), worked on their projects, and supported each other in reviewing projects and prepping for presentations. This week students and advisors enjoyed a visit from the Madison Herpetological Society...

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Exploration Academy Update

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Student Life | Comments Off on Exploration Academy Update

Exploration Academy Update

Second semester got off to a great start for our students. They got to plan for the rest of the school year, reengage in independent projects, and of course enjoy a snow day!

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EA Newsletter – January 2017

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Featured, What's New | Comments Off on EA Newsletter – January 2017

EA Newsletter – January 2017

Letter From the Editor By Morgan Sandler We have passed two of my favorite months, November and December. I’d like them a little more if they weren’t cold and snow filled, but beggars can’t be choosers, as the saying goes. These are my favorite months because they’re different from the rest; there is a more giving, thankful, and generous atmosphere among people. Our school community and students have been working really hard to give to those in need by participating in the food drive. The entirety of Exploration Academy has earned 504 points...

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EA students recognized for creative writing talent

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Student Life | Comments Off on EA students recognized for creative writing talent

EA students recognized for creative writing talent

Congratulations to EA students, Jaleah Price and Tianna Smith, for their accomplishments in creative writing.

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High school phenom exceeds expectation on stage and off

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High school phenom exceeds expectation on stage and off

In many ways Zaria Roller is a typical Wisconsin teenager who enjoys her friends, a good laugh and checking out social media. But that is where the typical teenager title ends.

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Save These Dates!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Student Life | Comments Off on Save These Dates!

Save These Dates!

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Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Student Life, Success Stories | Comments Off on Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

But AJ Carr, a now-14-year-old living in Fitchburg thought that would be the best way to face challenges he and his peers struggle with head on. More specifically, he decided to establish a business dedicated to spurring other middle school students to pursue business ideas of their own.

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Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Personalized Learning | Comments Off on Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Written by Lea VanHook Project-based learning (PBL) has been a part of many schools and classrooms for years now. Many schools are also looking into shifting into more of a PBL structure in their classrooms. According to the National Education Association, “Project-based learning started back in the early 1900s after John Dewey had supported ‘learning by doing.’” This is a real crucial part in Project-Based learning. Learning by doing encourages the student to establish connections not just inside the classroom, but out in the community....

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Exploration Academy Newsletter – November 2016

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Exploration Academy Newsletter – November 2016

Exploration Academy Newsletter – November 2016

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EA students help create bird murals

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Student Life | Comments Off on EA students help create bird murals

EA students help create bird murals

EA students and a pair of local artists from Dane Arts created bird-themed murals that will eventually help brighten up a bike tunnel on a Fitchburg bike path next spring.

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