EARTHS Philosophy

The EARTHS Magnet School philosophy is that each child must be offered a challenging curriculum which is interwoven with environmental science, focusing on earth, life and physical sciences as the basis for learning. Technology is a key tool for instructional and project based teaching and learning. The collaborative effort between students, teachers, parents and the community provide a wealth of opportunities for students to explore their world through integrated science and technology studies.

EARTHS mission is to provide authentic learning where students are actively engaged in a comprehensive, inquiry-based classroom using the lens of environmental studies. Science and technology are woven throughout the school day as students participate in a variety of activities and project based learning that enrich and enhance the standards based classroom. Through the science strands and standards, students are provided unique opportunities to learn in the regular and outdoor classrooms. Students will apply and appreciate the relevance that science and technology plays in their own lives.

Students are exposed to thematic units and special projects that provide a strong academic foundation that promotes critical thinking and problem solving.  Developing a global awareness is emphasized as students explore the wonders outside of the classroom, investigating National Parks and local universities, embedding a life-long enthusiast for the environment and learning.