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Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives

Trilogy School of Learning Alternatives Contact Information:

8700 NW 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: 352.332.8802

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We are a small independent nonprofit school, serving students first grade through 12th grade. Enrollment averages 80 students. Beyond traditional curriculum, our emphasis is on character development; good decision making; problem solving; and creative thinking. Cooperative learning is emphasized, and low student/teacher ratios allow for greater flexibility and focus on student needs. We avoid standardized testing and use alternative assessment techniques.

Our 2016 Essential Question:

How do we support and encourage students to strive to do their personal best and to embrace learning as a lifelong journey?

Our Competencies and Strengths:

Our school offers a space of safety in which kids are free to take charge of their education.
Our low student/teacher ratios enable flexibility in dealing with the unique needs of every learner.
Teachers listen deeply to students, offer warmth and support without judgment, and facilitate the unfolding of each child’s fullest potential.
Teachers consistently interact with students (and with colleagues) in a patient, flexible manner to respond to the individual needs of each student; teachers conscientiously model positive belief in each child's potential and invite all students to believe in themselves.
Teachers model genuine love of learning and function as partners in their students' education; in this way students and teachers are colleagues in learning, wondering about and exploring the world together.
Teachers and students co-create an environment of kindness, caring, and commitment to the development of each individual child.
School culture is founded upon, and daily practice guided by, principles which encourage students to grow in compassion and responsibility to make the world a better place.

Our Challenges:

Marketing! We are committed to "being the change we wish to see in the world," and indeed, within our school community we are constantly observing the evidence of the positive benefits of our student-focused, intrinsically-motivated educational approach. But we would like to get our message out on a larger scale; that is, we wish to make our entire community aware of who we are and what we do, so that ultimately, every interested and motivated student in our community might have access to schools modeled on our educational theory and practice.

Employment Opportunities:

Please inquire directly; see contact information for Administration.