Character

Why We Love Our Small Mountain Towns

People like us who live in small mountain towns know the value of community. We rely on each other to plow driveways, to get a ride when our car breaks down or to watch our kids so the adults can have a date night.

Observing the “Super Bloom” in Death Valley

Peak Experiences live at the heart of our school’s DNA. These experiences (a.k.a. field trips on steroids) effectively balance and integrate academics, character and adventure. They push students to their limits, embody constructive adversity and create tight-knit bonds between crew members.

Thinking Outside of the “Box”

Over the course of the fall semester, our middle school class of 22 students looked at the world through the lens of innovation. We investigated the modern Maker Movement and culture that started it, agricultural innovations of ancient civilizations as well as literary innovations and movements.

Nature is Good for Kids: A Snow Creek Pond Case Study

As parents, we know that nature is good for kids. Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter. They can explore, create, play and get dirty. They can observe wildlife, develop physical strength and stamina and make some meaning of their young lives.

Tahoe Expedition Academy Field Study Video: Lake Tahoe Hot Shots

Our students get to experience things “exhilarating and so amazing.” That’s an actual quote about a student’s learning experience. Needless to say the 6th Grade Crew’s “Fire” expedition will never be forgotten.

Max Loughan’s Free Energy Device

As an EL Education school, we pride ourselves on creating high quality products for authentic audiences and providing opportunities for students to do service learning in our community and abroad.

Winter Athletics Athlete Spotlight: Aly Kennedy

11th grade TEA student-athlete, Aly Kennedy is perseverance personified. Last winter, during ski competition, Aly tore her ACL, MCL and suffered structural damage to surrounding bone.

Second Grade Students Help Keep Tribal Language Alive

As an EL Education school, we pride ourselves on creating high quality products for authentic audiences and providing opportunities for students to do service learning in our community and abroad.

Crossing Lake Tahoe by Kayak

To kick off their Learning Expedition on “Water and the Red Triangle,” the 9th grade Redwood Crew completes an eight mile kayak across Lake Tahoe