Students have the power to solve real-world problems here and now, so that’s what we do at TEA. And along the way, we integrate national standards into the work being done by our students. So what are they taking on this year? Here’s a quick description of a few each of our grades will be taking on.
Each year before school officially begins, we create an opportunity for our students, parents, teachers, and staff to find their bearings on campus while building community culture.
Through their Passage Presentations, our 12th-graders are challenged to prove to themselves and the CommuniTEA that they are ready for life after TEA.
A group of our high school students traveled to southern Utah in an effort to better understand the controversy surrounding the Bears Ears National Monument. The students met with various stakeholder groups representing tourism, uranium mining, and Native American activism.
In the spring of 2019, a group of our High School students traveled to Hana, HI to learn about our current food situation and how it affects us all. They learned how to navigate and care for themselves through proper food and diet choices, as well as how to meal plan and budget their dietary choices.
What do you get when you combine an impromptu home economics cooking lesson with a week-long film study to Hollywood? You get the Inaugural TEA Sliced Cooking Challenge.
The Tahoe Expedition Academy Class of 2019 was our third-ever graduating class. In this hour-long ceremony, you will hear from each of the graduates (who share some amazing anecdotes from their time at our school), TEA’s Athletic Director Eric Martin (who shares some indispensable “real world” advice for our grades), TEA’s Co-Founder Taylor Simmers, and our Middle School / High School Program Director Mara Jenkins.
The debate on gun control vs. gun rights is escalating to unprecedented levels in America. A spate of recent mass shootings in the United States has ignited an emotional response to the issue of gun rights, usage, and control in virtually all Americans. Through this intensive, students had the opportunity to examine this extremely controversial issue through multiple lenses.
TEA’s Environmental Club, the Earth Warriors, were recently awarded 4th-place in the annual Shane McConkey Foundation Eco-Challenge. The purpose of the contest is to create a more environmentally friendly community through student-driven work.
TEA Middle School Students recently created a series of podcasts for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Needless to say, we could not be any more proud of Beth and her students! Check out this post to listen to the podcasts that received honorable mention.
Written by our very own 4th-Grade Crew Leader Carolyn Highland, this story shares a teacher’s perspective of how spending time together in the wilderness helps students thrive in traditional academic classroom settings.