High School 9-12
Daystar's secondary instructional focus is grounded in rigorous and meaningful learning experiences. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school* committed to developing bilingual and bicultural global citizens, Daystar offers a broad and balanced curriculum framework through which students develop the disciplinary knowledge, 21st century skills, and conceptual understandings within real-world contexts that are necessary for success in university-level coursework.
Daystar's structured and guided inquiry approaches to teaching and learning provide students with opportunities to build on their prior knowledge and experience, construct meaning, and apply increasingly sophisticated skills to demonstrate disciplinary understanding. Concept-based teaching and learning leads students to make connections among content, requiring higher levels of critical thinking and facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and across subject areas. Through interdisciplinary project-based learning, students are introduced to the multi- faceted nature of global challenges. Service as Action is emphasized throughout the program as students have opportunities to apply their classroom learning to serve the communities in which they live.
"Intelligence plus character. That is the true goal of education."
-Martin Luther King Jr.