Tell me more about what my student's day will look like.
With a maximum enrollment of 150 students JGESA staff and students get to know one another, creating a strong sense of community. Each student has is assigned an Advisor and Advisory. At JGESA we don't "teach" we guide and advise students as they learn. This is why we call our staff "Advisors". Each Advisor has a group of approx. 18 students that he or she works with. Advisories are made up of students in all grades, meaning students grades 6-12 all share the same spaces. This allows for students to learn at their own pace. Older students can serve as mentors for younger ones.
Each morning begins with Advisory - this is a short session during which Advisors talk about the days plans and may do community building or other activities.
Students will work independantly, or in small groups on projects for most of the day.
Activity Time is offered daily. This is a chance for students to get out of the cabin and get active. They have a variety of choices (weather dependant) such as a hike, games, and clubs.
Students bring a lunch from home, but have access to microwaves and refridgerators. Students enjoy a social time with like aged peers (split middle and high schoolers) while eating. With a maximum enrollment of 150 students JGESA staff and students get to know one another, creating a strong sense of community.