If you’ve ever spent time with an NWPHS advisor, you may have heard them talk about the three-legged stool and how it impacts what we are trying to accomplish as a school. Without dragging too much math into this analogy (take a look here for some explanations), a three legged stool is more sturdy than […]
Recently our director Peter Wieczorek sat down with author and podcaster Steve Barkley to discuss what makes Northwest Passage High School special. Barkley mentions being drawn to NWPHS through our mission statement and wanting to learn more. I’ve collected some of the key moments from the pod below, but head over to Apple Podcasts, or […]
At NWPHS, students engage with the Project-Based Learning philosophy in order to meet graduation requirements and unlock their potential.
At our core as a charter school, we focus on student growth through project and problem based learning. This means, as advisors and educators, we guide students to find solutions to problems.
Parents often ask us how they can know what and how their student is doing. Sometimes they want to know what their student can do next. The answers are found in the Headrush Learning App.
One of the core parts of learning at Northwest Passage High School happens on expeditions. I want to highlight one of our students and how expeditions have been central to her development as a student, a leader and a young adult. NWPHS was started with the belief that education happens beyond the four walls of […]
Something pretty amazing happened recently at school. It’s something that many in education circles don’t think is possible. It flies in the face of the narrative that some are trying to tell. Educators from traditional district schools, public charter schools, private schools and higher education gathered to share ideas, best practices and the common […]
Ninth grade is a very important year for measuring not only student success during high school but also for future success in higher education and the workforce
When I saw others I follow sharing their Make Me Better connections I knew I had a lot of people and organizations that helped me be a better educator.