The high school advising model is a mixed-age environment on every level, from advising to core classes, from community projects to internships, and from service learning to independent lesson planning. While state expectations and graduation course requirements are respected, students in the Trillium high school have a great deal of freedom in their class selections, schedule creation, and working partnerships with the whole staff.
In an effort to give more voice to the older students at Trillium, opportunities increase in high school to include student input on the board and site council, all-school meeting committee, judicial committee, school newspaper, yearbook, assembly and workshop planning, field trips and more.
High School Core Values
In every interaction, space, and environment, Trillium High School students and staff seek to foster the developmentally appropriate principles of:
Self Awareness: Encouraging self discovery, self acceptance, and self leadership as means to personal growth, and self accountability.
Citizenry: Fostering responsibility as integrous community members and global citizens. Supporting an environment that is informed, culturally sensitive, and just. Creating a caring community that comes together in joy and gratitude.
Preparedness: Developing academic, social, artistic, and personal tools and strategies for living fulfilling, and productive lives.
The High School Team encourages and supports our core values through:
- Advisor-Student-Parent Relationships
- Engaging, relevant, meaningful, and challenging class work and programs
- Democracy: Class, High School, and All School Meetings
- Service Learning
- Playing together, during flexible times, Campouts, and Advising
- Flexible, independent learning opportunities
- Choice: Consistent opportunities to use unique passions and interests in the demonstration of learning.