Carpe Diem Schools
Carpe Diem Schools
“Where students take responsibility for their own learning.”
Carpe Diem, which was founded by Rick Ogston, runs four charter school campuses in Arizona for grades 6-12, with an Indiana-based school opening in Fall 2012. Carpe Diem’s academic program is a “hybrid” of on-site teacher-facilitators (coaches) and computer-assisted instruction (CAI), which aims to provide students with more choices and greater ownership over their own education. Learn more at: http://www.carpediemschools.com/.
Carpe Diem creates customized courseloads based on each student’s experience, skills, and interests.
Students can take charge of their learning, progressing at their own pace and with a wide variety of choice in the courses they take.
Student assessments are generated and reviewed by teachers every day to understand which students need assistance and what curriculum changes may be necessary.
Carpe Diem’s instructional schedule allows for more one-on-one teacher time with student’s, in order to get to know their goals, interests, and aspirations for the future.
Personalized student courseloads are constructed using an extensive library of interactive instructional courseware by Education2020.
By focusing face-to-face teaching time on application, enrichment, and intervention support to complement the online curriculum, Carpe Diem schools require only half the regular number of teachers as a traditional school, and can maintain stronger relationships with students.
Students independently work through computer-assisted instruction (CAI) utilizing a computer based learning and management system, and are supported by hands-on workshops and classes with teachers emphasizing context and critical thinking skills, as well as internships with local businesses.
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