At Meraki we operate under the belief that student engagement drives attendance. The purpose of the school is to revive the creative genius in our students by providing them with opportunities to co-create and co-teach throughout their school day in order to construct an environment that is responsive to their changing learning needs and desires. In pursuit of this belief staff and students will co-design their learning schedule each day. Though we operate under an independent study model, students are expected to attend every day with the following basic structure:Mon-Thurs9:00-10:00am = Advisory10:00am-2:00pm = independent work time, deep dives, crash courses, and flows2:00-2:30pm = AdvisoryFridays9:00-9:30am = Advisory10:00-11:30am = independent work time, deep dives, crash courses, and flows11:30am-12:00 = Closing ConclaveOur annual calendar is identical to San Juan Unified School District, though we occasionally schedule work-from-home days to allow for Defense of Learning and student-advisor 1on1 meetings.We run 3 Learning Cycles per school yearLearning Cycle 1 = August - NovemberLearning Cycle 2 = November - FebruaryLearning Cycle 3 = February - JuneWithin each Learning Cycle are 3 separate written Learning Plans agreed upon by both student and Advisor which serve to keep students on track to reach their goals and competencies.
Last Modified on October 15, 2019