Here is a message from LEADPrep Director, Maureen O’Shaughnessy:
LEADPrep is Teaming with Ryther!
Knowing how well-served many of you have been by Aspiring Youth, it is a pleasure to announce our new collaboration. LEADPrep Middle and High School of Kirkland will be launching a Seattle campus here at Ryther this fall. Families on both sides of the “pond” will have easy access to this personalized, innovative teaching model. The Seattle campus will serve up to 15 students in 6th-10th grade.
The LEADPrep learning model will remain the same: project-based lessons, STEM, community building, with an emphasis on kindness and service. Flipped lessons eliminate homework; personalized coaching supports learning at school. (See details at lead-prep.org.) Experiential Fridays will unite students from both campuses for service projects, field trips, team building, and non-traditional Northwest PE. Additionally, LEADPrep will be able to access Ryther resources such as robotics teachers, the outdoor challenges course, and after school activities. Adding these to Digital Storytelling, Spanish, STEM, and core subjects will allow LEADPrep to become even more engaging and personalized.
Along with Kirkland open houses and hosting students for a day-long visit, there are parent information sessions at Ryther on April 20 and May 24, 6:30-8:00pm (register through the links). Digital Storytelling themed summer camps on LEADPrep’s Kirkland campus is another excellent resource to engage our students. (Details at cherrystreetfilms.org.)