Through Excellence Accelerated, we have:
- Offered competitive grants for summer faculty collaboration via the Curriculum Acceleration Fund. Through the fund, Upper School social studies teacher Ben Cady and science teacher Will Bohrnsen turned a conversation about the convergence of science and social studies into a collaborative, interdisciplinary project, “The History of Land Conservation, National Parks and Indigenous People.” This past fall, students examined the history and science behind U.S. National Parks, while digging deep into the social and political implications of conservation practices and the concept of land ownership.
- Provided opportunities for faculty to develop inspiring and relevant global education curricula and immersion experiences through the Higgins Family Global Education Fund. In the summer of 2018, 13 students, three faculty chaperones and one parent traveled to Sierra Leone and 14 students and two faculty chaperones traveled to China.