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Author E Lockhart discusses the writing process with students
  • Learning

Award-winning author E. Lockhart visited students in grades 7, 8, and 9 this spring, sharing her work, stories, and background. Students left intrigued about her life, eager to read more of her books and inspired for their own creative processes.

  • Author Visits
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Problem-solving in HIP Math
  • Learning

This semester, all Secondary Division students at Avenues were exposed to a framework for problem-solving in their High-Intensity Practice (HIP) Thinking classes. In order to put theoretical knowledge into practice, all students from grades 6 through 7 worked on a mini-project for three weeks.

  • Learning
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Cognitive Behavioral Techniques in the Middle Grades
  • Learning

The dean team at Avenues consistently explores the best possible ways to proactively expose our students to skills that will help them persevere through the unavoidable difficulties that pervade adolescent development. One proactive method which has gained traction is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

  • 7th Grade
  • Deans
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Social-emotional Learning
  • Upper Division
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A still from a student-created video for "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
  • Learning

One of the key topics covered in the Vietnam War senior elective history class this year was the anti-war movement that developed during the war. Anti-war movements had sprouted up during other wars in American history, but none were ever as pervasive and effective as the anti-war activism during Vietnam. 

  • 12th Grade
  • History
  • Project-based Learning
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Read More about Music and the Vietnam Anti-War Movement

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