Developing real-world problem solvers
DOCTORATE III (7TH GRADE)
As tuition-free public school of choice, Kid's Community College Doctorate III Program (seventh grade) continues to build on all the skills students acquire in the Doctorate II Program (sixth grade). Students apply what they learn in meaningful and "real world" contexts. As they explore topics in a variety of ways and through various sources, students learn to relate what they are learning to their own lives. Activities for home exploration help students' bridge school learning and their lives at home, with the intent of helping students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
With thematic instruction, students will explore interesting topics in a variety of ways over a longer period. Doctorate III students will come to view school subjects as connected and interrelated, rather than isolated and divided, because subject areas such as math, science, social studies, art and music may be studied within the context of a given theme that can feed off student's issues and concerns. This exploration may include reading and writing about the topic, role-playing, art projects, music and research.