The mission of Cirrus High School is to innovate and adapt in order to challenge and inspire students to become life-long learners, successful adults, and responsible citizens. We do this in a student-led, project-based environment. Cirrus students develop the confidence and ability to successfully meet adult, career, and civic challenges and opportunities. The student-led, project-based learning model enables students, parents, and educators to explore and develop an increasingly effective and efficient learning atmosphere that emphasizes personal interests and aptitudes, inquiry, state and national academic standards, 21st century skills, community involvement, real-world experience, and the demands of a global economy.
Cirrus High School was established in 2013 and can serve up to 40 students. The school was developed to give students in grades 9-12 another great option in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. Students at Cirrus drive their education by developing projects within their own interests and goals to meet academic standards. Students work closely with advisors who encourage students to follow their passions and help connect these passions to projects. At Cirrus, students move at their individual pace, focus on areas they are most interested in, take responsibility for their learning, develop their independence, and become active members of a learning community.
to innovate and adapt in order to challenge and inspire students to become life-long learners, successful adults, and responsible citizens.
The primary education model used by Cirrus High School is project-based learning (PBL) with a focus on leveraging and integrating arts and technology as bona fide components of an integrated, comprehensive curriculum that lends itself to the gamut of learning styles. PBL fosters not only a hands-on, interest-based approach to understanding and learning specific facts, procedures and outcomes, but also an awareness of how the process of understanding and learning occurs and can be applied to a wide spectrum of situations throughout life. Through intrinsic motivation, the PBL approach creates a deeper level of comprehension and a greater capacity for self-actualization through individualized instruction.