At Odyssey Young Leaders Academy, your child is invited to wonder, discover, learn and grow in a collaborative community.

We will journey together guided by a framework of Arcs and Angles.

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ARCS

As a community, we will move together under a shared Arc for our learning journeys. The Arcs will provide the framework for each term at OYLA. Arcs unite our community with a shared direction while providing freedom for unique pursuits. 

ANGLES

As collectives and individuals, we will pursue a variety of angles within a range of content areas to create depth of understanding, patterns of intersection, and space for discovery and development within the framework each Arc provides.

 While Arcs and Angles provide the framework for our learning collectives, each student is able to follow their curiosity into deeper learning with the guiding of our Learning Cycle. Here's how it works...

While Arcs and Angles provide the framework for our learning collectives, each student is able to follow their curiosity into deeper learning with the guiding of our Learning Cycle. Here's how it works...

Our Learning Cycle

Invite: Together, we begin with an invitation into something NEW-an idea, a problem, a discovery, a thought.

Inquire: Curiosity will build into questions to be explored. 

Investigate: Learners will step into action, digging deeper to understand, to learn, to grow.

Innovate: Their discoveries will find their form as they become makers, authors, artists, designers, and engineers.

Iterate: Feedback and failure become our fertilizer-pushing us to go beyond.

Inspire: Together we end with a celebration of our discoveries, our creations, our work. Beauty has been released and there's so much more to be discovered!

Multi-Age Collectives

Each learner at OYLA is a part of a learning community called a Collective. Our Collectives are unique in that they span multiple ages to provide each child with the opportunity to pursue learning at their pace, to make progress in challenging spaces, and to offer their strengths back to other learners within their Collective. Collectives begin with Sprouts-our youngest collective-move to Saplings-our growing collective-and finally to Oaks-our leading collective. For more a more detailed look at a day in each Collective, scroll to the bottom.

Collaboration

Each Collective is a place of inclusion and teamwork. We believe our learners grow as they offer their perspective and ideas, challenge one another, and value the voice of each member while pursuing common goals.

MAstery

We understand each learner is unique. Our Collectives provide space for every child to set individualized learning goals, recognize their progress as success, and achieve mastery at their own pace. 

Mentoring

Our learners are given the opportunity to serve one another in a number of ways. Students are able to move from being a novice to being a guide. This provides space for their continued growth as they learn to give back and lead others.

 
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Portfolios

 

A Look at where we're from and where we're going

Our learners are on unique journeys. Portfolios at Odyssey Young Leaders Academy provide a way to see the path each learner is taking, the projects and passions they have invested in, and the progress they have made. We utilize portfolios to celebrate each student's development and challenge them to continue moving forward. 

 

 

For a closer look at how we learn at OYLA,download a copy of Our rhythms to see how we spend our days together or take a look at what Arcs and Angles look like in each of our Mulit-age Collectives.