Inquiry and Project-Based Learning
Kūlia Academy will provide students with a proven academic program that challenges them through deeper learning methods. Research found increased performance in mathematics over a three year period with high school students who used Project- Based Learning (PBL) as compared to students who were in a traditional classroom. An effective implementation of PBL methodology may lead to more of our economically disadvantaged students attending school on a more regular basis and actively striving toward graduation. Students who take part in project-based learning have more positive images of science and their abilities to perform science. They see future careers in science as a possibility that is open for them.
A 2014 study found high rates of college success among students from high schools that feature “student-centered instruction,” which researchers defined as including project based teaching, collaborative learning, relevant curriculum, and performance-based assessments.