Powell Butte Community Charter School students will develop the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and excel academically. Through Place-Based Learning our students will become stewarts of their environment and community.
Community founders chose “Place-Based Learning” as the mission for Powell Butte Community Charter School. Place-Based Learning is defined by the Rural School and Community Trust (2003) as: “learning that is rooted in what is local- the unique history, environment, culture, economy, literature and art of a particular place.” PBCCS is committed to engaging students in meaningful and relevant local issues. We strive to provide a variety of outdoor educational opportunities and to collaborate with local business partners. PBCCS curriculum is specifically designed to promote inquiry, exploration and expeditionary learning.
What does place-based education mean to the students at PBCCS?
At PBCCS, we believe that the places we live can serve as wonderful, meaningful sources for inspiration, education, and life-long learning, and also a springboard for understanding our global community.
Place-Based Learning at PBCCS is….
Experiential and hands-on
Involves the local community