Superheroes.

Are you a change-maker, problem-solver and radical thinker?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the people and world around you?  Do you love investigating the world through your own gifts, talents, and passions?  Are you interested in designing a new high school experience -- a high school designed for you to develop the skills and dispositions necessary to working in the future?  Do you want to be a leader in our community, in our city and our world?

We are looking for people just like you.

 

Why the CUBE

There are some great schools in Denver.  You are fortunate to have choices that matter.  Let's create an even better option together.  Let's create a school where your passions are more important than standardized tests.  Let's create a school where your voice matters everything from course design to layout of classrooms to hiring teachers.  Let's design something truly special together.

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your voice matters

You have been told many times during your school experience that your voice is important, that you can create your own learning experience through what you learn and how you show your work.  It's not always that easy.  At the CUBE, we don't just talk about it, we practice it.  Your voice does matter, not just once in a while, all the time.

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your passions matter

We can't possibly know how far you can go if we don't understand your passions.  What drives you?  What do you do in your free time?  What would you do if you knew you weren't going to fail?  What are your hopes and dreams?  What difference can you make in your community?  These are all critical questions, we will help you answer.

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your Pathway matters.

There is so much more to the world than choice.  Choice is whether you get a latte or a cappuccino.  Choice is whether you like chocolate or vanilla.  What really matters is opportunity and possibility.  Possibility is way beyond choice.  Possibility is about the chance to make the most of your future in ways you might not even be able to imagine.

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Make a Difference.

You have the unique gifts, talents and passions to do the impossible.  You just need the right place to honor those unique abilities, to harness them, to release them in their full potential.  You are the chance itself.

 
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S. Elliot
 
 

You should expect...

School should be a place where you get what you need to succeed in the future -- not just in college, not just in a job, but to find fulfillment and happiness.  School should help you find what interests you, where you can make your contributions and how to do meaningful work.  

You should expect that...

 
 
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...You learn about what interests you

Every student has interests, hobbies, and passions that require a great deal of learning. Most students have been taught that their interests should stay out of the classroom--that things like video games, sports, and iPhones are for after school and on the weekends. At the CUBE, it's different. We use video games to teach about problems. We use sports to learn about physics. We harness the powers of iPhone and Androids, computers and apps to learn about everything our world has to offer. We want your interests, hobbies, and passions. We want them inside the classroom. 


..you get the chance to explore your city, state, and world

We believe that learning happens everywhere, which means we can't be confined to our building all the time. That's why we spend a full week after every six-week Mash-Up exploring our world. This might mean that you go backpacking or camping for a week. It might mean that you spend the week at a bakery, learning about the science of cookie-making. Either way, you will spend significant time each year in life-changing experiences outside our school walls.

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...you create work you can be proud of, with your own hands and mind

School should be a place where you can create new things. The purpose of a class shouldn't be to learn how to take a long test that really only measures how well you can remember things. Instead of making you sit down for long tests all the time, we assess you on long-term, teacher-directed projects. Your final for your chemistry class may be a loaf a bread. Your final for your physics class might be a new skateboard. Whatever it is, our purpose as teachers is to work with you to learn about what you create.

 

You matter.

You are more than a student.  You are more than a learner.  You are more than you can imagine.