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Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working in a team for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.  Every Friday at Vanguard is dedicated to PBL.

Vanguard Academy’s PBL program is unique in that we are bringing in many experts from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industries to give input on our curriculum, train our teachers, and mentor students in PBL.  Experts from STEM industries will help our students to understand what problems need solving, and give guidance and encouragement to students working on projects.

Through Project Based Learning, students at Vanguard Academy will use science, technology, engineering and math to solve complex problems and develop problem solving, decision making, investigation, and research skills. Students will also develop valuable writing and presentation skills as they present their findings to authentic audiences.