“Learning is not just about the academics or what educators refer to as the cognitive learning domain. A wholistic education also includes the affective (social-emotional), and psychomotor (motor-physicals skills) learning domains.” -Alfie Kohn
“Learning is not only an individual affair, but includes learning from others by understanding the importance of interdependence and the emotional well-being of individuals making up the community.” -Alfie Kohn
As much as we know the value of a STEM education, we also believe that the Arts and Music are also very essential.
Solving problems requires that individuals work with each other in a manner where all contribute according to their strengths.
“Students actively participate in constructing their own learning process. This may include contributing to the curriculum, asking questions and looking for the answers, thinking of possibilities, and evaluating their own learning and their teachers. The emphasis is on active learning rather than passive learning where material is taught to students who are seen solely as ‘empty vessels.’” -Alfie Kohn
Although standardized testing is a requirement for all public schools, we admit it has had a negative influence in education. What is a better way to assess?
We have an ever growing works references page.
Still in progress, we have a new page on meta-cognition. Click here to view.
On Saturday, October 19th, CAPE is hosting another family fun day fundraiser. The event will be held at the LaRose Wellness Retreat located on the shores of Lake Superior along Keweenaw Bay. CLICK HERE for a map of the location. From 3:00 – 6:00 pm, many children activities have been planned including: face painting, fairy house building & natural crafts, cider pressing, hay ride, sensory game station & much more! Starting at 6:00 pm, we have Live music, dancing and a bonfire.
The money raised will go towards the $300,000 needed for our building remodeling.
November 9th update: The event was enjoyed by everyone that could join us. We raised over $850 and met a lot of new friends. Thank you for your support.
Our community outreach continues with a Public Forum scheduled at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3rd. This is a question and answer session with Susan Nielsen and Chris Anderson to help address any concerns from our community. Click here for our announcement flyer as a pdf and below as a jpg file.
CLICK HERE to view the powerpoint presentation on YouTube.
CLICK HERE to download the powerpoint file.
“Education doesn’t need to be reformed – it needs to be transformed. The key is not to standardize education but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” – Sir Ken Robinson
Our application was sent on Monday, August 26 to Central Michigan University. We confirmed they received the application on Tuesday and they shared the review time will be minimum two weeks. Here is a copy of the entire application as pdf format.
To learn more about the learning environment we are proposing, go under Create Charter link.
November 9: As an update, we were denied partly because of our proximity. Looking at the math, there are a total of three authorizers and six charter schools in the Upper Peninsula. The latest figures for state-wide are 33 authorizers and 298 charter schools. The Upper Peninsula therefore represents 9% of all authorizers and 2% of all charter schools in Michigan.