What is a typical Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy student like? Describe the type of person who should attend Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy.


Anonymous, Student, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Class of 2016

The typical Northpoint student is adventurous. They like to get out of the classroom and learn in a new and hands-on way. There is no judgement that lies within this person. Real world experiences have formed a mature and confident young adult. I think that every student is different, but as a group we are strong.

Anonymous, Student, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Class of 2017

There is a wide variety of people at Northpoint, most seem to just want to enjoy their high school years. I would recommend those people who don't want to judge, or be judged to come to Northpoint. Also those who enjoy going outdoors, and in the wilderness would like it there.

Anonymous, Student, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Class of 2016

Northpoint provides a high school experience that very few are lucky enough to receive. The school is perfect for students who do not want a typical high school experience. As Northpoint is an Expeditionary Learning school, the typical Northpoint student is one who agrees with the Expeditionary Learning model. EL schools focus on hands-on learning, critical thinking, and research out in the field. Northpoint has given me so many opportunities that I would not have had at a traditional high school; such as fieldwork trips to Farmington, New Mexico to study oil production, Tucson, Arizona to study immigration policy, and Phoenix, Arizona to study the food industry. This year, our expedition topic is "Income Inequality; Some More Equal Than Others" and we will be traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to study the affects of Hurricane Katrina ten years later. Northpoint typically offers at least one opportunity to study abroad each year as well. During the end of my junior year, I spent a month on a cultural immersion in Germany. For these reasons, Northpoint is for the seekers of adventure, of travel, and of real life experiences. Not only that, but Northpoint also has small class sizes. This allows students to establish relationships with each other and the faculty. This school is an ideal fit for people who want their high school career to be the most memorable years of their life, for reasons better than they could imagine.

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