High School

Welcome to Big Picture School!  

We are proud to be part of an international network of innovative schools that are making a difference one student at a time.  We believe that all students can be successful in high school, college, careers and beyond.  Big Picture Learning has three basic principles:

  1. Learning must be based on student's interest and needs.
  2. Curriculum must be relevant to the student and allow them to do real work in the real world.
  3. Students' growth and abilities must be measured by the quality of their work and how it changes them.  

Big Picture Learning Design

Advisor: Students stay with the same advisor for all four years in high school.  The advisor works with each individual student to identify interests and passions and motivates them to pursue opportunities to experience them.

Mentor:  The mentor forms a very special relationship with the student and provides real life experiences in the areas of the student's interests and passions.  A mentor teaches the knowledge, skills and professional social skills to increase a student's success in the world.

Student:  The students (and peers) support one another and learn from one another.  Advisories become self-teaching communities where everyone is valued and accepted.

"That's why we'll follow the example of places like the Met Center (a Big Picture Learning school) in Rhode Island that give students that individual attention, while also preparing them through real-world, hands-on training the possibility of succeeding in a career."President Barack Obama