About Us

Project Description

Our Vision & Philosophy:
We envision a redesigned high school, a place where learning can happen anytime, anyplace and at any pace; a place where students demonstrate their learning through complex, rigorous performance assessments. Our redesigned high school is a place where teachers function more as facilitators and coaches of learning than as lecturers and dispensers of knowledge. We believe, and have the quantitative and qualitative data to support it, that students who participate in inquiry-based learning experiences tied to performance assessments will experience success in school and be better prepared for college and/or career experiences.

Grant Mission:
Utilize performance assessment to change the culture of schools so that they will increase the number of students that leave i3 New England Network high schools with the skills to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors. Our specific aspiration is that by the end of Year 5, every student in every Network school will have participated in at least two inquiry-based learning experiences and demonstrated mastery through performance assessment.

Core Values and Principles:

  • Students at the center of teaching and learning
  • Humility flexibility & adaptability
  • Full transparency
  • Purposeful relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Reflection
  • Continuous improvement
  • Appreciation of ambiguity