Tier I is a redesigned program for WHEA’s 6th & 7th graders. Students are heterogeneously mixed by grade & ability level and placed in advisories. There are six Tier I teachers and 80 students. The overall focus is to provide tier-wide integrative projects as well as continue with student selected vertical projects such as engineering, agriculture and marine focused.
Our project-based approach focuses on student-centered learning. This method shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. Building skills and practices at the Tier I level begins a studentʻs journey toward lifelong learning and independent problem solving.
Learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery of learning, rather than the number of hours spent in a classroom. Tier I implements mastery-based education to target educational support based on individual student needs.
Real World Projects
The student-centered model allows students to connect to their learning and engage in real world projects:
Meet the Team
Reef Ecology and Upcycling
A waterman, fish geek, and environmentalist, who creates academic experiences to reach all types of learners.
Aquaponics and Watershed
Loves everything nature-related from birdwatching to hiking in the outdoors, and learning alongside students.
Aquaponics and Upcycling
"Think Globally, Act Locally." Has a great passion for food systems and sustainability (and will always inspire kids to be creative!)