Every community and every school system is different; so are their needs. Resiliency offers a full complement of services from workshops and executive coaching to consulting and full-blown school management.
Alternative School Model Design– Resiliency School
The Resiliency School redefines alternative education through the creation of multiple pathways that serve students who are sixteen and over, over-aged and under-credited, or who need an alternative environment to meet their educational goals. The Resiliency School Model encompasses the four Resiliency Principles through the development of flexible scheduling, accelerated courses (such as trimester courses), activities aimed to develop a “student first” culture, and wraparound Resiliency Services (such as professional development series for staff, parent workshops, and community engagement curricula).
New Heights Early College Model
The New Heights Early College Model recaptures the John Dewey notion that schools are places where students acquire academic skills in addition to learning how to live. At RF, we believe the transitions between educational periods, middle to high school, high school to college, college to career, hinder student achievement. Therefore, the New Heights Model removes those barriers. Students will benefit from exposure to increasingly high academic, social, and cultural expectations in middle school through grade 13 and beyond. The New Heights Model encompasses the four Resiliency Principles through the development of flexible scheduling, accelerated courses (including college course enrollment), a “student first” culture, “academic relevancy” worldview (students earn up to sixty college credits towards a degree of their choice and earn real world work experience), technology savvy learned from interfacing with our school-wide, customized technology platform, and “Wraparound Resiliency Services” (such as family workshops, student retreats, and cultural trips).
This model can be deployed in the following ways:
- District school: Governed by the School Committee and supervised by the Superintendent. In Massachusetts, for example, we will utilize the Innovation School Statute.
- In-district charter school: Governed by a Board, approved by the School Committee, that reports to the Superintendent. In Massachusetts, for example, we will utilize the Horace-Mann Charter School model.
- A charter school: Governed by an external Board, Charter Schools operate as an independent school district. In Massachusetts, for example, we will operate within the district