Introducing Casady's New Signature Program: Interdisciplinary Studies
Casady School is proud to introduce a new signature program to our Upper Division curriculum. Read the letter introducing this new program to our community!
As we have thoroughly engaged in our ISAS self-study, one question has especially intrigued us: “How do we balance innovation with tradition to do what is best for students’ learning?”
As you have come to hear on several occasions, the faculty and administration of Casady have developed a Strategic Academic Plan designed with five priorities for change as the School moves forward in the development of new curriculum and opportunities for students. Those priorities are promoting student wellness, expanding durable learning, enhancing student engagement, seeking community engagement opportunities, and continuing our Mission to develop skills and knowledge.
With this important framework in place, the Upper Division History/Social Sciences and English Departments are excited to announce a new Interdisciplinary Studies Program that will launch in 2021-2022.
Our “Why” for this new program involves the UD History and English teachers’ desire to offer Casady students a distinctive academic experience that aligns with our Strategic Academic Plan--our Five Priorities for Change, what learning at Casady should be, and the Portrait of a Graduate.
In Fall 2021, all members of the Class of 2023 will participate in the inaugural Interdisciplinary Studies Program. The five distinctives of this new signature program include:
Team-Taught Courses: The new eleventh grade Interdisciplinary Studies course will be team-taught by both an English and History teacher.
Dual Credit: Eleventh grade students will receive both an English and History graduation credit on their transcript.
Inquiry-Based Learning: Eleventh grade students will explore in-depth topics related to “history and culture now” in a local context through project-and-problem-based learning.
Public Presentations: Eleventh grade students will complete collaborative projects that include community engagement and public presentations of their work.
Capstone Projects: Qualified, self-selecting twelfth grade students will have the opportunity to apply for an independent project that will include working with a faculty member and/or an industry-based mentor.
Casady School welcomes a student body that reflects the diversity of the world around us and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs generally accorded or made available to students at the School.
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.