If school is meant to prepare people for real life, then why doesn’t school look like real life?Bo Adams
6:00 am: School is open.
6:00 am – 8:00 am: For students eager to: Bang on some drums, play with the 3-D Printer, eat a good breakfast, meet a friend, do some extra fitness training – PURPOSE: some kids like school, some need school, some need to get dropped off early, some need to finish up work from the day before (Life is short, there is no more “homework”, at least not any that is assigned).
- 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Fitness Rotations – PURPOSE: Things stick in our brains better before and after we exercise. This can get everyone pumped for the Work Track, while instilling the kinds of habits that keep people healthy and happy.
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Language Labs – PURPOSE: Master the building blocks for tackling important jobs; not in 10 years, but at 10:00 am that same day.
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Work Track – PURPOSE: Applying those Language skills to actual problem finding and solving applications. Work Tracks will always be about making something essential, from energy, transportation, communication, agriculture, housing, waste management, health care, etc.
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch, plus social time, rest time, counselor time, personal time – PURPOSE: Kids need to refuel, but also need time to socialize, too.
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – A second hour of Language Lab. Students usually have only one hour left in them after lunch, if that. This drill / practice time better be interesting – PURPOSE: Often this hour is designed to supplement the current Work Track, but this Labs can also focus on the skills needed for their Personal (“Passion project”) Tracks in the afternoon.
- 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Personal Track I – Mental Discipline
PURPOSE: Designed for kids to do something they are passionate about, but also to expose them to many passions, so they can find more than one worth pursuing.
- 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Personal Track II – Physical Emphasis
PURPOSE: Finally, everyone needs to come together for some “after school” sports. For Kids that have already found that their passion is a sport, they may obtain an “early release” from school to go pursue that passion [if we cannot provide enough help for them on campus].
Sometimes you find you are good at something, and sometimes you find you are passionate about something, and most times you find they are not the same thing. If they are the same, lucky you.