The Construction Class was scheduled
so that students could observe and/or
participate in all aspects of the Commons Project.
The Commons Project is a complex undertaking, involving students in grades 9
through 12, teachers in multiple disciplines, and a design and construction
schedule that spans four years. Students involved in building and landscaping
the commons receive elective credits in their Commons Construction and Horticulture
classes. Students on the Commons Committee and Student Council receive leadership
credits. Activities such as data entry and brochure design contribute to students'
credits in their Business and Computer Projects classes. A sample of the schedule
to complete the project is as follows:
Commons Committee met bi-monthly (or on an as needed basis) for the first 2 years of the project to
complete the design for the area and outline construction deadlines.
Commons Project is discussed monthly (during 2000-2001) in Student Council meetings.
In the Spring 2000, the Commons Construction class met for a two-hour block on Tuesdays;
since then it has met for two two-hour blocks.
The Horticulture class meets four days a week for one period to work on landscaping for
the campus, including planning and planting for the commons area. Students work on
landscaping for the commons will be ongoing.
Since spring 2000, the Student Council has coordinated the Brick Campaign.
Students do brick sales outside the school day. Other fundraising activities,
such as order processing and brochure design, occur as needed.