The Educational Specifications for High School #4, now named Liberty High School, focused on three primary academic concepts: Small Learning Communities (SLC) – Centers of Applied Learning (CAL), and the Center for Advanced Science Exploration (CASE). The planning effort implemented these concepts effectively and introduced three strategies for their successful implementation: Flexibility – Collaboration – Socialization.
The design forms four small unique learning communities (SLC), each with a decentralized administration, teacher professional center and a Center of Applied Learning (CAL). Providing personalized instruction for each student. Each pair of small learning communities are designed with professional centers for teacher collaboration and exploration of programs, teaching strategies and preparation.
Centers for Applied Learning (CAL’s) were defined from student interests, community input, local labor trends, and integration and articulation with local community college programs. The resulting CAL’s support career paths in Global Business, Health Sciences, Applied Technologies, Public Safety & Service. Working in conjunction with local business leaders and community college district allowed for the District to develop relevant CALs that support both college and career readiness.
Center for Advanced Science Exploration (CASE) provides specialized lab environments for the application and exploration of the sciences and their integration into the academic environment of each SLC.