Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Xtreme Week 2015

Adventure Week 2015

 This week is XTREME WEEK at TFCA.  What is Xtreme Week?  For more info, check out the blog post I did last year on our school blog, "The Royal Roar", about this extraordinary week of "think outside the box" courses here.
Athletics Variety Pack 101

This year we have middle school and high school students enrolled in eight different courses:  a week long trip to Atlanta, a trip to Philadelphia and Gettysburg, Cultural Cooking (eating, cooking and learning about a variety of world cultures and cuisine), Woodworking, Athletics Variety Pack 101 (coaching, athletic training, managing, marketing, playing and more), College Blitz (info on a variety of colleges and how to evaluate them), Music Industry (tours of radio stations, recording studio, creating original music, touring Nashville and Country Music Hall of Fame, Belmont University and more) and Adventure Week (climbing, zip-lining, hiking, lazer blaze, kayaking, and much more).

Cultural Cooking -Day 1 Offerings

Music Industry - at local radio station
College Blitz - visiting Asbury University, Berea, EKU, NKU, Transylvania, Georgetown College, and Centre

High School Students in Philadelphia

Atlanta Week Crew outside CNN building

There is truly so much students can and do learn outside the traditional classroom.  It is a week filled with hands-on experiences, interacting with "experts" in different fields.  Students get to nominate courses, rank their choices and spend a week learning in a non-traditional way.
If you ask incoming 6th graders what they are most looking forward to about middle school - they always say Xtreme Week.  As far as I know, we are the only school around here doing any thing like this and it is a HUGE hit with our students.  Courses still meet different standards.  Students receive a grade on the fourth nine weeks for the course and high school students may earn 1/4 of an elective credit each year they attend.

What does your school that stands out or makes your students excited?

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