High School Project
"I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research."
- Albert Einstein
The High School
Learning Through Social Enterprise
Polaris is offering a unique program for grade 8 to 12 students, centred around the development and launching of social enterprise. We are taking a project based learning approach that will guide students toward finding their own passionate impulse to work in the world around them through their enterprise.
Students will explore innovative partnerships with community associations and experts in their field. All this within the framework of weekly foundational courses (math, languages, music, movement…). Located in the bright setting of a rooftop greenhouse, students will be encouraged in their creativity, guided toward their purpose, and be given the tools to become an entrepreneur for good in the 21st century.
Our program will give students highly relevant practical experience in today's world, as well as a strong foundation to pursue any academic path they wish. The goal is that by the conclusion of the program each student is actively participating in the running of a social enterprise that they are deeply passionate about.
We are still finalizing the theme for this year, with one strong possibility being a focus on working with plants and growing food.
Elements of the Program for 2019/2020
- Introduction to social enterprise
- Practicum with area farmers during harvesting season
- Learning building skills from masters
- Science Fair project
- Working with weaving and gardening experts
- Core French and math programs tailored to students abilities
- Literature, Art, Eurythmy, and sciences lessons or blocks
- Year end play
We work in service of community needs and orchestrate wide support for our program’s requirements. Everyone has skills and passion to share and contribute to a broader social renewal. Contact us to share your interest, commitments or support for this Polaris high school initiative.
To volunteer, please contact Sylvie Richard: firstname.lastname@example.org