With more learning time and increased efficiency in its model, Ingenuity Prep offers an educational program that prepares students for mastery of 1) rigorous core content and 2) a broader set of 21st century civic leadership competencies.

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Ingenuity Prep’s model offers an extended-day and extended year schedule, providing increased opportunities to deliver rigorous instruction, enrichment, and remediation.  Over the course of a school year, students at Ingenuity Prep benefit from 33% more learning time than their peers at neighboring District schools.

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With resident, associate, lead, and master teacher positions, Ingenuity Prep’s teaching career ladder ensures that as teachers grow so do their opportunities to leverage their leadership and increase their impact – all while remaining in the classroom.  Each classroom at Ingenuity Prep is anchored by an experienced master teacher with deep content knowledge and strong instructional expertise.  As a result, early career teachers benefit from daily master teacher modeling and mentoring.

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Through its blended learning model, Ingenuity Prep leverages high-quality online learning programs to provide adaptive, independent practice opportunities targeted at students’ individual needs and respective zones of proximal development. Utilizing this digital content and at least three highly-qualified teachers in each classroom, Ingenuity Prep is able to consistently provide accountable, personalized, independent and small-group learning experiences.  Less than 10% of students’ learning time at Ingenuity Prep occurs in groups of more than 15 students.

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With the belief that mastery of rigorous core content – while necessary – is not sufficient to prepare students for the demands of 21st century leadership, Ingenuity Prep is building its own civic leadership program around four pillars: social-emotional literacy, collaborative problem-solving, a social-justice-focused social studies and science curriculum, and service learning.  Beginning in kindergarten, students participate in over three hours per week of a civic leadership class – engaging in activities such as unpacking the stimuli for various emotional states, studying African environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai, and utilizing design-thinking to create (and test) potential solutions for water conservation at the school.