A key component of a Monarch education is the hands-on experience with our outdoor electives to develop a positive work ethic, practice problem solving and planning skills, and raise self-esteem. Students focus on one outdoor elective for each fourteen-week class and work for three-hour blocks, three times per week. Skilled professionals visit campus to broaden the outdoor electives experience. After a student completes the elective, he or she may repeat the elective of his or her choice as a mentor or study another elective. In addition, many older students participate in community service outside of Monarch School or job shadow in the local community.
The curriculum is designed to allow students to discover how their work benefits others. Perseverance and effort are qualities that translate to other life experiences, such as school and relationships.
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Creative Art Electives
Monarch School’s staff believes that personal expression finds many forms, and we offer a comprehensive Fine Arts curriculum through which students learn to explore their creative nature.
Students have the opportunity to take drawing, painting, sewing, creative writing, piano, guitar and vocal lessons; each student chooses two creative arts classes per block. These experiences help some students challenge their negative preconceptions about art and encourage others to hone their existing talent.
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