3 Oaks Academy provides a unique cross-curricular approach in a high school setting. The Language Arts/Critical Thinking block serves as a foundation for all subject areas. Students participate in numerous content-based pre-assessments and from the information gleaned, the educators create a customized curriculum. By implementing an integrated instruction approach, skills and strategies being taught during the language arts/critical thinking block are transferred across all content areas. Learning is accelerated by combining content in a rich, rigorous, and relevant flow of knowledge and skills, meeting the needs for students of today and tomorrow.
History comes to life as the students delve into historical perspectives and interact with the concepts of the time period. Students use a thematic approach to fully develop a deeper understanding of history by viewing time periods through multiple perspectives while also tying history to present day.
Critical thinking is a valuable skill for students to understand and apply seamlessly. In today’s world, there are increasing demands for flexible intellectual skills, as well as the ability to analyze and synthesis information. The ability to think creatively and critically will be intertwined across all activities.