SEE WHAT HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING (HPL) STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PILOT COURSES FOR THE HPL PROGRAM:

Student 1 - HPL

“A deeper understanding of the concept of HPL [High Performance Learning] begins when you realize that it contains the seeds of a new paradigm in education. Just as is the case with previous paradigms, it borrows ideas from its predecessors, but its implementation requires a complete turnaround in current classroom practices, school administration, and policy development. However, I believe that wherever there is an appreciation for learner-centered teaching philosophy, a dedication to professional development, and a deep respect for the dignity of the student, there is the fertile soil for the growth of High Performance Learning.” - Eric Kropinak, HPL Pilot Course Student


Student 2 - HPL

 “For too long as a country, we have treated learners as passive consumers, disconnected from their own experience of learning. Through the threads of High Performance Learning, we can design curriculum and schools that have relevance for 21st century learners—schools rooted in the realities of this moment in time—and not continue to settle for the Industrial Age educational system that generations of students have inherited.” - Amy Strada, HPL Pilot Course Student


Student 3 - HPL

“High Performance Learning is the process of breaking down old assumptions about education to make way for new ones that promote learner-centrality and the diverse, unique, individual needs that entails.” - Gina Crough, HPL Pilot Course Student


Student 4 - HPL

“High performance learning requires strong choices made through the collaborative efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, and government. This requires everyone to see beyond his or her traditional roles and boldly venture into unknown territory as we seek to create a personal learning experience for children.” - Sara Kelly, HPL Pilot Course Student