Pillars of Personalized Learning
Developed by the Beacon Network Schools staff, these four pillars are the foundation of our curriculum that seeks to meet the individual needs and maximize the potential of each learner within the dynamic, engaging, comprehensive learning environment.
Intentionally increasing students’ exposure to learning experiences beyond the traditional academic setting, BNS provides all learners with high quality, comprehensive experiences as part of an extended school day schedule. These offerings include classes in five unique categories: S.T.E.M, Athletics, Arts & Culture, Leadership, and Academics. This invaluable time allows our students to learn from and work with high quality instructors through formal community partnerships.
“When school-aged and teens do not have access to such programming and are left unsupervised, they are more likely to receive poor grades, drop out of school, and engage in high-risk behaviors than children who participate in constructive activities supervised by responsible adults.”
- S.T.E.M. 30% 30%
- Arts and Culture 30% 30%
- Leadership 15% 15%
- Wellness and Sports 15% 15%
- Academics 10% 10%
Committed to the total development of our students, a BNS education includes a strong focus on characteristics that influence one’s success professionally and personally.
Weekly, students who demonstrate one of the Beacon Character Traits are recognized by the school community. Specifically, students are tasked with displaying a strong commitment to Leadership, Perseverance, Integrity, Curiosity, and Kindness.
Our students nurture abilities in themselves and others to make an equitable impact on their community.
Our students demonstrate the ability to establish goals and work in pursuit overcoming challenges, even after experiencing difficulty or failure.
Our students display an intrinsic motivation to be honest and fair in their consideration and regard for self, others, and community.
Our students exemplify the desire to learn and show initiative to explore new things.
Our students exhibit friendliness, empathy, generosity, and consideration.