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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.

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While many of our courses involve experiential and project-based learning opportunities, we dedicate specific portions of our academic calendar for intense, hands-on learning on topics that are well beyond any conventional high school curriculum.  

Intersession:
Intersession is a week-long event in February when academic courses are replaced with non-traditional learning opportunities.  Students chose one morning and one afternoon course and spend four days digging deep into that topic.  Recent Intersession Topics have included:  

Judo · Religious Identity · African Dance · French Pastry Making · Astronomy · Baking · Snow Survival · Blues Guitar · Computer Animation · Personal Finance · Electronic Music · Liberation Mechanics · Capoeira and Street Dance · Science Fiction and Ethics · Experimental Craziness  

In addition to introducing students to new passions and developing new skills, it also provides a time for the community to relax and “hibernate” together in the depths of winter.

May Term:
May Term lasts the entire month of May and is devoted to solving essential questions through student-directed, hands-on work.  Most students in 11th and 12th grades take part in off campus trips such as the 1300 Mile Bike Ride, in which students and sponsors are dropped off in Mississippi and navigate their way back to campus, or the Latin America trip which involves deepening language skills through language immersion and community service in either Costa Rica or Honduras. 

Students who remain on-campus pursue inquiry-based, multidisciplinary courses that allow them to pose an essential question and work to find the answer.  The past several years' May Term offerings include:

The Evolution of Technology for Cooking · Follow the Leader: The Development of Leadership and Teamwork · Politics & Media · Naturalist Training, Journaling and Art · The Poetry and Physics of Flight  · Teatro de Campo - Dramatic Interpretations of Migrant Culture · Meat: Ethics in its Production and Society · Oxacan Art and the Challenges Faced by Ethnic Artists · Simple Machines · Landscapes of Eastern Iowa · Down the River: Riparian Survival and Navigation

Scattergood prides itself on our alternative learning directives which afford students and faculty alike opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and help stretch our community in new directions.