How We Learn
- Compassionate Schools
- Credit Recovery
- Independent Study
- Night School
- Project Based Learning
- Summer School
The Winona ALC is growing a Compassionate Schools infrastructure, under the guidance of the Compassionate Schools Initiative in Washington State.
What does this mean for the ALC?
- Welcoming and inclusive school culture and climate
- Individualized learning to address different student needs
- Compassionate and effective discipline policies
- Staff aware of the effect of chronic stress and trauma on students’ abilities to learn
- Mental health supports for students
- Access to many resources (on-site food shelf, personal care shelf, child-care center)
- Monday-Friday, 9:00am- 3:30pm
- Students can earn up to 14 credits a school year
- Students meet same state standards and course requirements as traditional students and need to meet the same requirements to earn a diploma
- Students learn through the creation of a project or projects, as they work to investigate and solve a question or problem.
- Teachers guide students along the way and instruct as skills are needed.
- Students are given the freedom to move their projects in multiple directions depending on their interests.
- Projects vary in length and can last from one week to several weeks, but potentially could last a full year.
- Teachers plan projects collaboratively with one another to create cross-curricular projects.