Are you a creative and interesting? 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.
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 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.
...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 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.