Our elementary students and their parents will have an initial meeting with their teacher to collaborate on a personalized learning plan for their student. This plan will take into consideration the specific interests, learning style, and academic goals of the student while making curricular and extra-curricular choices. During this meeting, the student will also choose a meeting time to come to the campus and meet with a learning cohort of up to twelve students.
For students entering upper grades a variety of new opportunities open up. Our Middle and High School students and their parents will have an initial meeting with their teacher to collaborate on a Personalized Learning Plan for the student. The student will be encouraged during this time to actively participate in their education plan. This plan will take into consideration the specific educational goals, interests, and learning style of the student while making curricular and extra-curricular choices.
The Bridge Charter Academy in Lowell, OR is a Personalized Learning School designed to serve the homeschool and at-risk students in Lane County. The Bridge model is for parents, teachers, and students to collaborate and customize a Learning Plan for each student. This plan focuses on the student’s learning style, interests, and academic goals. Bridge will facilitate this personalization with access to: licensed and highly qualified teachers, an accredited diploma, a spectrum of quality curriculum options, educational software, technology, assessments, and a learning cohort for interaction and encouragement. Bridge will be opening in September of 2016, enroll today (for students in K-10). (The first year we will have a cap of 300 students and will add one grade each year until we have a full K-12 program. Once the cap has been reached, students will be placed on a waiting list and we will follow the ORS 338.125 for admitting new students.)
"During a recent visit to the Lowell School District, I heard about what they are doing with their schools and particularly the Bridge Charter Academy. This is a dynamic and cutting-edge approach to education that is desperately needed. Of particular value is its focus in parent education and parent support. The personalized approach that they take is certain to have a significant impact on students and their families. I'm proud to have Lowell SD in my senate district."
State Sen. Floyd Prozanski
“To maximize parent, community, technological, innovative, and academic resources for homeschool and at risk students, to produce excellence in education.” Our mission is to take advantage of all possible resources to give our children the best education possible. The design and flexibility of our program allows for direct involvement by parents and the community. Our school board will be comprised of representatives from parents, teachers, and the community to be involved in the fulfilling of our united mission. Enrolling in Bridge provides access to technology, innovative curriculum, and academic resources to create endless possibilities that parents and students can be excited about. The great benefit of Personalized Learning is that it allows a customized approach to finding what interests, excites, and motivates the student to enjoy learning.
Curiosity and the Love of Learning
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
"To be productive, curiosity must be harnessed by some disciplined process."
"Children develop curiosity in an environment that rewards it."
"Curiosity is the engine of achievement."
Bridge Charter Academy 60 South Pioneer St
Lowell, OR 97452