At Apollo Academy, the students run the studio (classroom) by agreeing together what their rules are for behavior and treatment of one another. These are called their “Studio Covenants” and “Rules of Engagement.” In the Spark and Elementary studio especially, they are provided with appropriate guidance throughout this process. These rules and covenants are prominently displayed in the studio and revisited frequently. Often, these are revised by the students as they work through challenges and discover better ways of interacting with one another.
Students also budget their time, choose their areas of focus for the day and adjust these based on their performance. We believe strongly that students achieve more when they have control of their learning.