Tag: CÍRCULOS

Project-Based Learning is Rooted in Community at this Santa Ana High School

High School Life

Project-Based Learning is Rooted in Community at this Santa Ana High School

Curriculum and community go hand in hand at Círculos—an XQ school in Santa Ana, California.

Students Reflect on What It Means to Be the First Graduates of a High School Designed Just for Them

Beyond High School Graduation

Students Reflect on What It Means to Be the First Graduates of a High School Designed Just for Them

Círculos, an XQ school in Santa Ana, California, was designed for students with a community at the center. Four years later, the revolutionary school graduates its first class.

High School Transformation is Necessary and Possible

High School Redesign

High School Transformation is Necessary and Possible

High schools can be the fulcrum for systemic change, but it will require transformation to emerge stronger and more equitable.

The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

High School Redesign

The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

At Círculos, project-based, place-based learning isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s reshaped the way students experience school.

10 Social Emotional Learning Tips for Educators in Distance Learning

High School Life

10 Social Emotional Learning Tips for Educators in Distance Learning

Remote learning presents many social emotional challenges for students, but teachers are facing similar challenges. Here's how we can support the wellbeing of our teachers.

Teen Activists on Elections, Civic Life, and Grassroots Organizing

High School Life

Teen Activists on Elections, Civic Life, and Grassroots Organizing

Between the pandemic, presidential election, and economic downturn—2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone. But some high school students have taken matters into their own hands: by hitting the campaign trail.

School Reopening Resources, Tips, and Examples for Educators

High School Redesign

School Reopening Resources, Tips, and Examples for Educators

Our collection of resources on high school reopenings with equity at the core.

Social Emotional Learning & Why It Matters in the Wake of COVID-19

High School Life

Social Emotional Learning & Why It Matters in the Wake of COVID-19

Social Emotional Learning is critical for success in college and career. Here’s why it matters and how to support mental health during remote learning.

What is Latinx? Tracing Its History and Defining Its Meaning

High School Life

What is Latinx? Tracing Its History and Defining Its Meaning

The term “Latinx” is becoming more and more common. Let's talk about where it comes from, why it matters, and what it means to be a Latinx student.

In A Contemporary, Media-Driven World, These Two Schools Are Rethinking Education

High School Redesign

In A Contemporary, Media-Driven World, These Two Schools Are Rethinking Education

These two southern California schools are taking two different approaches to connect their students to the community to prepare them for the future. Here's how they do it.

Four Practical Steps to Deepen School & Community Connections

High School & Society

Four Practical Steps to Deepen School & Community Connections

The answer to rethinking high school might be within your community. Here are how four schools connect students with their communities.

Reflections from the XQ Class of ‘19

Beyond High School Graduation

Reflections from the XQ Class of ‘19

Seniors across the country are reflecting on their high school experience as the class of 2019 is graduating. We asked some of our XQ students to share their reflections.

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