E-lectives are an experiential program where Middle School
students discover new interests, develop interpersonal, collaborative, and leadership skills, and take on real or perceived risks in a safe and nurturing environment.
Students experience a range of different activities: some familiar, and some that present new and exciting challenges. The E-lective program runs throughout the school year on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:25 p.m. and on Fridays from 1:45 to 3:25 p.m., and provides every student with the opportunity to explore and develop lifelong skills and interests.
E-lectives focus on five essential elements: critical thinking, creativity, community, collaboration and challenge. As the core experiential program in the Middle School, E-lectives build on skills learned in the classroom and enhance the learning process outside the classroom, necessary elements in educating the whole child.
Over the course of a three-year period, students can take up to 18 E-lective courses. During those three years, students are required to take a variety of E-lectives from the seven categories:
Categories of E-lectives:
- Service Learning/Community Engagement
- Global Issues/Sustainability
- Wilderness/Wilderness Skills
- Physical Fitness/Mindfulness