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Learning Through Interests

The entire learning experience is personalized to each student’s interests, talents and needs. Personalization expands beyond mere academic work and involves looking at each student holistically.

The entire learning experience is personalized to each student’s interests, talents and needs. Personalization expands beyond mere academic work and involves looking at each student holistically.

BIG PICTURE LEARNING SCHOOL

In the schools that Big Picture Learning envisioned, students would be at the center their own education. They would spend time in the community under the tutelage of advisors and they would not be evaluated solely on the basis of standardized tests. Instead, students would be assessed on exhibitions and demonstrations of achievement, on motivation, and on the habits of mind, hand, and heart – reflecting the real world evaluations and assessments that all of us face in our everyday lives.

Today, there over 65 Big Picture network schools in the United States and many more around the world; with schools in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and Canada utilizing the Big Picture Learning design. Each individual school embodies the fundamental philosophy of Big Picture Learning: putting students at the center of their own learning.

PROGRAM GAINS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RECOGNITION
  • We are proud to announce that our Learning Through Interests program at Liberty High School has been selected as the recipient of the 33rd Annual Jack London Award for Educational Innovation 2020 in the Secondary Education category.
  • Before we had to shift to virtual learning in March 2020, close to 35% of our students participated in our LTI program. They are working closely with a mentor, learning in a real world setting. We are incredibly proud of these students that have taken this opportunity to widen their educational experience. All students are encouraged to become a part of this program. LTI students work closely with experts in their field of interest, completing authentic projects and gaining experience and exposure to how their interests intersect with the real world.