Project Based Learning
Chartwell High School is rooted in project-based learning. Each school year is broken into four themed project periods. The theme not only dictates students’ final project, but also impacts the curricula in each class. Thus, classes have a thematic link which allows students to better understand not only the theme, but also the class content.
Project-based learning is an engaging way to learn, and it offers ample opportunities for students to clarify information and develop skills. The projects themselves consist of authentic experiences, involving active, hands-on problem solving and culminating in presentations for audiences.
Each project period involves field experiences - off campus explorations that provide information and experiential knowledge that relates to the project. Projects also allow students to practice the planning, presentation and interpersonal skills that will be so important to them in higher education and careers.