I want to share something with you, because I don't believe Ryan would have done it without his experience at Springstone. If Ryan had stayed in public high school, his electives would have been for resources (English and math). He wouldn't have had the experience or confidence of cooking and preparing food for guests.

Karen Jacobsen

Academics

Springstone students learn organizational and planning skills within the context of a rigorous middle school and high school curriculum that follows the framework of the newly adopted Common Core standards. Small, self-contained, structured classrooms (a maximum of eight students per class) allow for individualized instruction, collaboration, discussion and conversation within multiple modalities. We use a wide variety of written materials including textbooks, journal articles, and web resources. Students have access to electronic media such as videos, books on tape, music, interactive websites, and computer software.

Springstone emphasizes the use of technology as an educational tool. Classrooms are equipped with laptop computers, computer projectors, wireless internet, document readers, and access to a shared network. Our students use laptop computers for concept-mapping and written activities. A shared network allows students to store and retrieve documents in folders that are organized by grade and class.

In our middle school, Springstone provides the essential scaffolding that students with executive function challenges require to become successful. Every class focuses on both written and oral communication, saliency determination, and inferential thinking.

In high school, students are challenged to think critically, to develop complexity and clarity in their communication, and to marshal their skills to solve complex problems. View our coursebook and graduation requirements here.