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Pedagogy of Place

The Adolescent Plan of Study and Work focuses on helping students find their position within broad social, geographic, economic, and historical contexts.

The Waxhaw Campus is indeed a place, with authentic social structures, a student run business (micro-economy), and distinctive natural and human constructs that lend themselves to the young people as they work to become adults. It allows students to engage in adult occupations and enterprises, to serve the local community, and to connect with history and science in meaningful ways that inspire more than dry lessons from a text book. If properly engaged, students begin asking questions: What do I want this place to be? Who am I in this great story of human life on earth? How am I going to protect this place? How will I be a significant part of it?