in which all children excel to high levels, regardless of their background. Imagine a school that treats all children as gifted and builds on their strengths through enrichment strategies, independent research, problem solving, science, writing, music, and art. Imagine a school in which all members of the school community develop a vision of their ideal school and in which they collaborate to achieve that dream by making major decisions about curriculum, instructional strategies and school organization. Imagine a school where ideas count. Let your imagination go as far as it can and you have discovered the accelerated school.
“Nine Characteristics of High-Performing Schools ”
Please take a look at the work being done at Madison Accelerated Middle School in Madison, Illinois. MAMS is one of our demonstration sites. They are doing a fantastic job of representing a high-performing school, and student empowerment is a strength for them. Their latest venture is the video that the Powerful Learning cadre and the students of Madison Accelerated Middle School created on the 9 Characteristics of High-Performing Schools. Actually the students were in charge of the technical part of the video under the guidance of the PL cadre.
Accelerated Schools plus is a process for accelerating the achievement of all students by developing accelerated learning environments and empowering learners through academic rigor and inquiry-based instruction.