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Expeditionary Learning

In Expeditionary Learning schools…

Learning is active. Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists, investigating real community problems and collaborating with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions.

Learning is challenging. Students at all levels are pushed and supported to do more than they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and thinking.

Learning is meaningful. Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world issues and problems and make positive change in their communities. They see the relevance of their learning and are motivated by understanding that learning has purpose.

Learning is public. Through formal structures of presentation, exhibition, critique, and data analysis, students and teachers build a shared vision of pathways to achievement.

Learning is collaborative. School leaders, teachers, students, and families share rigorous expectations for quality work, achievement, and behavior. Trust, respect, responsibility, and joy in learning permeate the school culture.

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GEMS Chipotle Fundraiser - Aug 1st
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Graham Elementary And Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 4489 N High Street in Columbus on Wednesday, October 25th between 4:...
Attention GEMS Families - Jul 28th
Dear GEMS Families, It is hard to believe that the summer is just about halfway over - hopefully it has been enjoyable for everyone! We wanted to update you on the process of our new identity as Graham...
Summer Camps and Programs - May 31st
https://www.columbus.gov/schoolsout/ https://www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/programs/2016-Summer-Camps/
Breakfast Program 2017-18 - May 30th
Click here for information about the 2017-18 school breakfast program.
Summer Reading Programs - May 24th
Click here for more information about summer reading programs!

Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 21st 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 23rd 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed, Aug 30th 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Mon, Sep 4th (All day)
Fri, Sep 8th 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Tue, Sep 12th 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

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