Sierra Expeditionary Learning School to host information nights

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) will host a series of information nights for families interested in learning more about the school and Expeditionary Learning curriculum. Attending an information night is required for enrollment. The public lottery to determine enrollment will be held Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m. at SELS.

Information nights will be held Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m., K-8th Information Night; Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., K-8th Information Night (After mass at Assumption Catholic Church 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee); Tuesday, April 9, 6-7:30 p.m., K-8th Information Night.

Except for the April 6 meeting, all meetings will be held at SELS, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (Sierra Mountain Community Education Center), in portable building M4.

SELS is a public charter school within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, currently serving grades K-7th and expanding to include 8th grade for the 2013/2014 school year. SELS is centrally located in Truckee in the portables outside of Sierra Mountain Community Education Center.

As an Expeditionary Learning school, SELS students engage in service, conduct fieldwork with local experts, and dig deeply into authentic projects. SELS’ learning expeditions — long term, in-depth investigations of compelling topics based on state standards — immerse students in rigorous, relevant, place-based learning. Character development and inclusion is a key part of the daily education and philosophy at SELS.

Expeditionary Learning curriculum adheres to TTUSD district and California state standards. Developed by Outward Bound, Expeditionary Learning curriculum has been credited with improving test scores and increasing student motivation and achievement with a 19-year track record of success in schools nationwide.

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