FAQ -- How Can They Learn the Subjects They Need If They Only Study What They Want?

When you do something you love, you unleash a lot of creative energy you would not have otherwise,” “You maximize your outcome and success by doing what you love.” Constantin Rosinariu, chair of the department of science and math at Columbia College Chicago

FAQ How will a student learn academics if they only study what they want

Brian – In the 70s, as a student, I realized that school truly was a barrior in my learning what I knew I needed to learn to reach my goals. I am not alone according to the national center for education statistics 17 percent of the 8th grade students only take science because they have to, that they do not see relevance, promises of when you are older you will need it is not enough. Most students want to push themselves but only in that which they feel is relevant. Our students will go deep in transferable studies like physics, algebra, trig, grammar, government, biology etcetera by going deep into the subjects they want to study like horses, archery, scuba, ham radio, flight, or any other subject they have passion for, you get the point? Our students will go past grade level because they see relevance because it is their passion. If students read they will get better at reading, if it is a book they enjoy they read more. It is an upward spiral. Universaties have figured this out and are now letting under-graduates customize their course of study. This was a tenet of mine back in 1980 when my vision formed of what my school was going to look like and has been in practice for the past 15 years in what I do with youth and it has served them well.

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
—Frank Lloyd Wright
"Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way"
—Alan Watts