Frequently Asked Questions
The term year-round makes it sound as though the students are in school for more days than students in regular schools, but in both cases, the number of days is right at 180. With year-round school, teachers don’t have to spend as much time at the beginning of each year reviewing the previous year’s material. There is a more cohesive flow to the learning schedule when you eliminate that huge summer break.
A year-round calendar also provides opportunities for students to participate in internships and travel for service projects throughout the school year, and Kona School will be providing those opportunities. Having hands-on and cross-cultural experiences enable students to make those vital connections between what they’re learning in the classroom and how it applies to real life. That connection is vital for cultivating a generation of innovators.
Since Kona School will be a blended project-based learning model, students have the opportunity to work through the curriculum at their own pace. They won’t be bound by the annual progression schedule of traditional schools, so a year-round calendar will lend itself to a more individualized approach to giving students ownership of their education.
Where can I find specific details about Kona School’s curriculum? Specifically blended project-based learning and teaching to learn concepts?
Vision Statement: Learning is a continuous, expanding process that does not end when a student graduates from high school. Kona School promotes intellectual and personal growth, so our students become life-long learners and socially conscious problem solvers able to thrive in a global market. This is achieved by providing relationally based instruction and challenging curriculum, as well as addressing students’ individual learning styles, and taking advantage of progressive campus design.