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    "We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall.  More...

Avenues upper grade students designed and built a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.   More...

For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.   More...

Through their art and science curriculums, one group of pre-kindergartners has been exploring old technologies: light projectors, synthesizers and record players.  More...

In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities.  More...

Michael Maccarone first joined Avenues in 2012 as a science teacher and curriculum specialist for the upper grades program, a role in which he has remained since.  More...

Shabari Banerji joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a science teacher in the middle grades. In fall 2016, she will continue on as a science teacher within the middle grades program while taking on the role of cohort leader.  More...

Stephany Arcentales first joined Avenues in fall 2013 as a Lower Division science teacher. This fall, she will continue teaching Lower Division science while taking on the additional role of Lower Division science coordinator.  More...

Pedro joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a science teacher in the Upper Division, teaching integrated science to ninth and tenth graders.   More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Warren Tappe as a science teacher in the Upper Division. He joins us from the Cairo American College (Maadi, Egypt) where he spent over 20 years teaching courses such as International Baccalaureate physics, mathematics, cosmology and physical science.  More...