Naviance lessons are completed during Advisory, a dedicated 85-minute period to accomplish two goals. During the first half, students complete Naviance lessons or work on various tasks ranging from team building to college writing. The second half of Advisory, the “help session,” gives students the freedom to meet with any of their teachers for help with math, writing, labs, make-up work and many other tasks.
We recently partnered with the Tri-Creek Education Foundation to create the Early College Credit Scholarship, which provides funds for current students to earn money for dual credit courses, certification test fees and/or AP tests. All of our students currently receive six free credits through our Ivy Tech Partnership for being a Project-Based Learning school.
One of the many reasons why we became a PBL school is because employers have ranked an individual’s work ethic and character as critical elements in good employees and believe that the absence of soft skills contribute to the weakening of the employee pool. We develop these skills by focusing on the five learning outcomes of project-based learning. The first of these, knowledge and thinking, centers on reasoning, problem-solving, developing arguments and creating new ideas. The second and third, oral and written communication, ensure students can express their ideas. The fourth, collaboration, teaches students how to contribute to a successful team. The fifth, agency, teaches students to become advocates of their learning.
At Lowell High School, we want our students to confidently take the next step after high school. We are dedicated to providing our students with an engaging, innovative and rigorous experience to prepare them for whatever path their post-high school lives take.