Southwest Open School uses an Expeditionary and Experiential approach to teaching and learning. Courses are designed to deeply investigate topics and explore class content (which is also guided by the Colorado Content Model standards) through projects, travel, community involvement, and service.
Expeditions take students out of the classroom and bring experts into the classroom. Most courses include field work experiences in which students and staff directly practice learning by doing.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson