The J. Graham Brown School serves as a districtwide K–12 magnet school for students who thrive in a Self-Directed Learning environment. Students engage in an aligned college preparatory liberal arts curriculum based on our four tenets of Self-Directed Learning: Independence, Empathy, Initiative, and Innovation.
Our academic program cultivates critical, open-minded, and creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and are eager for new knowledge. Our learning environment develops compassionate, tolerant, and respectful human beings who value cultural diversity and contribute to the community. Grade-level academic performance and age-appropriate social skills are expected for success in this informal educational setting.
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer college credit opportunity.
- College and dual-credit classes at local universities and online as early as sophomore year
- 90-minute alternating block schedule
- Service learning required and integrated into curriculum
- Cross-grade collaboration and mentorship
- Project-Based Learning (PBL) teaches authentic, real-world problem-solving skills.
- Prepares students to be contributors to the community by acquiring skills identified in our Self-Directed Learning Framework
- Student-led conferences focus on setting and tracking goals and self-reflecting on the learning process.
- Self-Directed Learning Showcases provide an opportunity to demonstrate projects and show the difference students are making in the community.