Inside Insights

Areté students, teachers, alumni, and families are an active, engaged, thriving, curious, inventive bunch of mavericks with plenty to say. Catch up with them today to find out what’s happening in their world. Don’t forget to join in the conversation in the comments section!

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Falling Up Where the Colors of Education Blend Into Sounds of Joy

This past Ides of March, the world tripped on its shoe laces and, as most would say, fell down. Everything stopped and uncertainty filled the air. How long would we stay down? How bad would it hurt? Was there even a Band-Aid to put on our skinned knees?

As parents, we worried. What would our kids do when school went from the classroom to our homes? How would they focus and learn? How would they stay connected with their peers and teachers? How would we ever get that five minutes of coffee and serenity that only happens when they step out of the car or front door every morning? We didn’t know because they weren’t going anywhere. And forget about our own work!

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Who needs finals when you have Symposium?

Instead of your typical final exams at the end of each semester, high school students at Areté roll up their sleeves and open their minds for an engaging two-week educational challenge called Symposium. Students dive deep into questions, ideas and topics that interest them and then write and present what they’ve discovered or defend an idea they’ve put forward.

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