Innovation Institute

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    The three orbits are: scientific problem solving, collaboration and technology The three electrons are students, parents and community The nucleus is the Innovation Institute.
     
     

    The application deadline has closed for the 2021-2022 School Year. There is currently a waitlist.   (See application on left)

                                      

    Innovation Institute is an unique opportunity for your child in the 6th grade. This teacher-led program of choice focuses on scientific and mathematical practices, while integrating real world writing and reading skills. Students will encounter, practice, create and analyze content. They will utilize 21st Century technology on Chromebooks and iPads. Project Fridays will help students bring learning to life, and for professionals in the community to come share their time and expertise to generate opportunities for students to create and apply learning to real world solutions. Examples of our projects include solar cars and robots, coding, circuits, LED art, and physics of roller coasters and amusement park rides.

    The curriculum is based on and will meet all requirements of sixth grade standards and beyond. Students at Innovation Institute will be prepared and challenged to succeed in not only sixth grade, but as they transition on to seventh grade and real world ambitions. Through classroom, team, and project collaboration, students will gain effective problem solving skills and confidence.  Through technology (Chromebooks, iPads, Google Expeditions), students will develop mastery of skills needed for a successful aspiration to lead them into the fields of medicine, engineering, math, technology, and science if so desired.

    All Enrichment classes, lunch, sports, and after school clubs will be offered through Horizon Middle School.   
     
    Watch a video on Innovation Institute Project Friday:
     
     
     
    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us:
     
    Staci Gehling     sgehling@d49.org 
     
    Courtney Hutchinson     chutchinson@d49.org