Our Philosophy

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Full Circle Schools utilize the natural world to awaken the inner strengths and potential of all stakeholders.  We respect and support the individual learning pace of all members.  We provide educational activities that nurture the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of every person.  This is modeled from Progressive Education.

The day begins with activities like Brain Gym, Yoga, and meditation that prepare the mind for learning and assist with the development of brain and body.   Each day involves physical activities such as gardening, outdoor explorations and nature walkabouts that help provide the framework for instruction in English, History, Math, and Science.  Our Student Market provides students the opportunity to create real world products and manage the business that markets and sells their products.  Proceeds help fund class trips and supplies he students select.  These hands-on activities are used to develop and provide individualized instruction that addresses the personal strengths and weaknesses of each student.

At Full Circle, we remove the competitive nature of grading and provide students with individual feedback on their progress relative to their starting point on an assignment.  We utilize grading techniques that lead to mastery of skills and avoid acceptable minimums for the sake of moving forward in the curriculum.  We strive to create free-thinking students that seek truth and recognize bias and hegemonic materials.

 

Full Circle believes in students sharing the responsibility of caring for and maintaining our school and outdoor classrooms.  We work with students to create a rotating "chores" list that supplements our educational curriculum.  Every aspect of a child's day is an educational treasure chest when utilized and linked to academic skills they are learning.  Real-world application provides an understanding of the importance of being a life long learner.

 

The Full Circle method teaches to mastery in the academic foundations in critical academic skills so students are prepared and capable of excelling in real-world situations of work and learning.  Full Circle also provides rich and diverse education that develops free-thinking citizens.  We nurture the natural learning process created from student-driven study and projects and believe that inspired students naturally grow and develop academically because they have personal goals and curiosity.  Students are given the power to design activities and choose project topics, which ensure ownership of the outcomes.

 

We provide students with opportunities to experience the rewards innate in an extended effort toward mastery based outcomes.  We involved in these activities students will have opportunities to redo lessons and tasks until they reach their highest level of success.  Using positive, helpful and specific feedback students practice skills and experience learning at deeper levels.

Mission

To provide educational experiences that inspire people to become well educated, happy, healthy, engaged human beings.

Vision

Create an educational process that allows people to grow and learn mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually so they can become inspired global citizens.