Meraki is an independent study high school that focuses on growing self-starters, independent thinkers and responsible young adults. We offer a blended approach to learning which includes small group and/or individual learning, interest-based projects and, if chosen, online courses. Students are assigned to a small advisory group and are paired with an advisor who will co-create and support their learning with them all four years.
Benefits of enrollment include flexible scheduling, access to local internships, and Advanced Education opportunities via American River College, Sierra Community College and/or Folsom Lake College.
Meraki follows the San Juan Unified School Calendar, yet we have more flexibility as an independent study program. As we continue to navigate 2020/2021 school re-opening, schedules will be worked out between SJUSD and our community. In a fully open environment, students can expect the following learning opportunities:
- Small group “crash courses” which may address critical thinking, engineering, finance, creativity, etc.
- Independent or group projects
- Community college courses
- Participation in physical activity
- Projects in the maker space
- Local field trips
- Student government or leadership committee meetings
- 1:1 meeting with an advisor
- Arts, Media & Entertainment pathway
- Meraki Rock Band
- Online courses
Our schedule is flexible, which allows for exploration in any or all of these opportunities.
Finally, Meraki students receive a high school experience which offers students a voice in their education, a chance to jumpstart their college or career plans, and opportunities to explore the greater world to find their true selves in a social environment that is personal and supportive.
For more information, please contact Scott Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org.