MG21: Who We Are

What is MG21?

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School for the 21st Century is a charter school for students who are looking for a smaller educational community.

We have developed a systematic approach to education that views each student as a “whole person,” whose needs must be met and reflected within a curriculum that is student-centered. The ultimate purpose of education, from our view, is to teach students to ask and answer the question: “How do I want to live my life?”

The Secret of Success

What Makes MG21 Unique?

Our unifying principle, to teach students to ask and answer the question: “How do I want to live my life?” and our mission, to provide a student centered educational community for independent learners which is designed to give students the skills they need to walk their path in life are the keys to our success.

OUR STUDENT and SCHOOL GOALS: (Our Pillars)

1

Educate the whole person

To educate the whole person and help students learn and discover the path they are walking.

2

Build and connect with community

To have students recognize their moral obligation to themselves, their peers and their community(school and larger).

3

Rigorous academic skills and social-emotional growth

To foster students’ academic (writing, thinking, reading, math, discussion), 21st century skills, and social-emotional skills in order for them to be successful in school and after graduation.

4

Project-based inquiry

Facilitate authentic learning experiences anchored by student-generated projects.

Who Should Attend MG21?

Students who would benefit from a smaller educational setting, like hands-on learning and need a more active role, are curious and want to learn more and benefit from being part of a community. We teach through a lens that focuses on relationships, wellness and academic skills.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

The cornerstone of our curriculum. PBL is an inquiry-based learning process in which students are engaged in designing, planning, investigating, researching and presenting their own projects. Academic skill building through projects that involve reading, writing, math and critical thinking make learning more hands-on and meaningful.

SERVICE LEARNING

MG21 connects with a variety of community organizations through volunteering and community action to increase student confidence dealing with others and empower students to feel they can make change in the world.

FOCUS ON MINDFULNESS & WELLNESS

We practive daily emphasis on health and wellness through meditation and  mindfulness practices. All staff will be trained in a yoga and mindfulness program geared to education.

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS EDUCATION & STEWARDSHIP

Students learn green and sustainable proactices which encourage student awareness of nature and enhance their role as stewards of the environment.