Communities © 2013

I am a big fan of communities I think it has helped Kristen immensely! She has become more aware of ways to help in our community, she is confident and excited to take on projects. Communities has helped Kristen become a strong leader!

​-Jean Leonard

“The students in the Communities Program are now the leaders in our school”

​-Jacqueline Schleicher (former Oshkosh North Principal)

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Click the button below to see our past projects from both Communities 1 and Communities 2

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We appreciate parents and their regular support inside of and outside of the classroom. Parents often provide feedback to students before students demonstrate their learning in front of authentic audiences, and parents regularly serve as our authentic audience when students showcase their knowledge and skills. 

What is Communities?

​▪ Increases student engagement

▪ Builds confident communicators 

▪ Enhances authentic reading, researching, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking skills necessary for the demands of today's colleges and careers

▪ Improves community awareness

​All of the projects that we engage in fall within the following categories:

▪ Awareness (Educating others to change behaviors)

▪ Service (Making an impact through volunteerism)

▪ Advocacy (Changing policies and laws)

▪ Philanthropy (Generating and donating financial and in-kind support)

Communities is a school program, not a charter school, that values community engagement.  We are part of Oshkosh North and are held to the same standards as the traditional English, social studies, social media, and leadership classes.  Traditional classrooms and Communities differ in how we engage with and learn course content and skills. Community projects weave three course areas' curricular goals together with an authentic community need, and we learn through informed action by tackling issues with experts in local, national, or global communities.  After the conclusion of a project, we hold seminars, which are used to teach essential content and skills that cannot be intertwined in a community project.  The seminars, like projects,  incorporate communication, collaboration, creative thinking, and critical thinking skills as well as self-directed learning opportunities.


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