Charter Schools Overview

Revealing the Naturalist Intelligence through the Study of Nature

“The pattern recognizing talents of artists, poets, social scientists, and natural scientists are all built on the fundamental perceptual skills of the naturalist intelligence”Howard Gardner identifying the eighth form of intelligence in his recent book Intelligence Reframed

We recognize and fully support the high standards, specific areas of focus, and the sometimes unique learning environments of our Charter Schools. Whether you have just begun your charter school journey, have recently removed your child from a conventional school setting and find yourself in transition, or have been involved in charter schools for decades you will find High Sierra Outdoor Institute an invaluable ally and resource for  Charter Schools. We have been providing unique outdoor education programming for our charter school families for over 15 years. We have developed a wide variety of diverse out door ed options for you to consider.

Our curriculum includes focus on the academic, social, physical, and intellectual growth and maturity of your students. Outdoor Education provides a unique opportunity to incorporate all of these areas of development within a program designed specifically for your group. Our strongest emphasis remains on the Critical Thinking Skills. As your students embark on the experiential journey of strengthening their observational, analytical, and perceptual skills they find that nature is replete with natural phenomena that have a story to tell. They will also discover a strengthening of their own interpersonal relationship skills, their self-confidence through individual achievement, and an experiential knowledge of basic foundational leadership skills.

Out Door ed for Chater Schools!GRADE LEVEL SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Let us help you organize an out door ed program designed for specific grade levels or grade level groups. Curriculum is grade level specific for groups, such as an “all 5th grade outdoor science program”, or a combination “6th, 7th, and 8th grade program”, in this Outdoor School experience.

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Bring the whole family for a truly exciting time of bonding and learning for all grade levels; pre-K through High School. Cabin and Cottage housing is provided by family or by family groups; tent and RV camper options are also available.

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These programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of groups such as Scouts, American Heritage, 4-H Clubs, and Youth Groups of all ages. These programs can be customized to include curriculum and activities that meet badge and certificate program requirements.

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If you have a unique idea or need for your group we look forward to the opportunity of working with you to customize your experience. Maybe you are looking for a Work Project Experience, a Community Service Project, a Wilderness Rescue and First Aid program, or a Paint Ball Camp; whatever it may be we look forward to hearing from you and to the challenge of developing a programs specific to Charter Schools like yours!

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