ACE is a 45 minute period after first block each day. Below you can find out more about the components of ACE.
Students in iDESIGN learn the Design Thinking process/model and apply it to real world, complex problems. Students will use resources from Stanford University's d.school (School of Design) and learn this pattern of thinking--fostering innovation and collaboration. After identifying an area of interest students will work on finding a solution to their identified problem in hopes of improving their local or global community.
Students in Reach or LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) will receive additional instruction in math or language arts throughout the school year. This time allows students to master specific grade-level standards and focus on targeted growth in either content area
PAW time is Personalized Academic Work. Each Wednesday students have the ACE block to complete missing assignments, retake formal assessments for mastery, reflect on previous units/lessons and set goals for upcoming content. PAW time is directly linked to Carmel's Personalized Learning framework where students are encouraged to take increased ownership of their own academic achievement.
Each Monday students have Outreach. This time allows students to partake in extracurricular opportunities during the regular school day. Students will only have one Outreach per year. Some of the Outreach opportunities currently offered are:
NJHS, Student Council, Cougar Talk, Model UN, Literary Magazine, Math Counts, Horticulture, School Newspaper, Mock Trial, Minute To Win It, FBLA, Textiles, Peer Reading Buddies, Music Making, Fire Up Your Feet, Medical Careers, Fame & Inspiration, Drama, Disk Golf, Shakespeare, Virtual Travel, Sports Marketing, Yoga, Meditation, International Club, Photography, Poetry Slam, Current Events, Chess, Cards, and Harry Potter Book Club.