21st Century Skills
21st Century Skills are interwoven into our curriculum. The overall goal is to tie the student’s path and education to their ability to master the following 21st century skills of:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Curiosity and Imagination
Commitment and Motivation
Community and Service
Sensitive Issues: The curriculum of MG21 is intellectually rigorous and thought-provoking. It will address issues of concern that face our society today. Students will be expected to discuss sensitive issues, watch controversial movies (some of which may be rated R), and read sensitive materials without restriction.
Additional Components of the MG21 Program
These components of our curriculum are integral in creating a sense of value, meaning and community. All students need to feel a sense of belonging at school and believe they can be successful. Ultimately, MG21 must become an educational community that allows this to flourish.
Senior Capstone Project
All seniors are encouraged to complete a senior capstone project during their final year at MG21. The senior capstone project is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and equip students with skills and experiences to take the next step. Ideally the capstone project should still be a “life-enhancing” experience that reinforces and strengthens a student’s personal values and interests. As an MG21 student, students have taken charge of their education. This project should function as a capstone in the educational architecture they have built. Students design projects based on one of the following areas of interest below.
Current Projects include internships at local radio station WVMO, restaurants and Sector 67, service work at Winnequah, leadership on the Monona Mural project, attending Business School and Middle College at Madison College, and more!
Seniors at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School will present a digital portfolio linked to their website of their work to our Governing Board as a requirement for graduation. The Senior Portfolio gives students the opportunity to reflect upon and be able to demonstrate their accomplishments at MG21 as a requirement for graduation.