Innovation Program Thrives in First Year

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Students in the Innovation Program spend 20% of their time completing a passion project, which links student interests to deeper, experiential learning. Students in the Innovation Program spend 20% of their time completing a passion project, which links student interests to deeper, experiential learning.

An algae biofuel run engine, a state of the art music studio, two beach volleyball courts, and an equal rights club for gender marginalized individuals…what do they all have in common? They are the “Passion Projects” for the new Innovation Program at Grandview Preparatory School.

Launched in January as a pilot program, the 2015-2016 academic year marks the official start of the Innovation Program, which is an anomaly in South Florida and allows students to learn academics while applying knowledge and skills to bigger world. The objective of the program is to allow students to enroll in a blended-learning flex model, where they can complete high level collegiate curriculum, experience in-depth project based initiatives, and produce visible demonstrations of learning. The Innovation Program’s course of study is customized…

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