Wakefield Middle School is an Advanced Academic Coursework campus (AAC). We prepare students to take Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses offered at University High School, Cholla High School, and Pueblo High School. At Wakefield, each class is either Accelerated or Honors and serve as a gateway to not only high school, but college and career readiness and success. These courses provide culturally and personally relevant activities designed to engage students in problem solving, academic discourse, and critical analysis through a Project Based Learning (PBL) lens.
If you feel that Wakefield Middle School might be the right fit for your student be sure to call and speak with our School Community Services Team at (520) 225-6400.
Project Based Learning is a teaching strategy where students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.
Students work on a project over an extended period of time that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.
Students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project Based Learning fosters a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.
PBL blends content mastery, meaningful work, and personal connection to create powerful learning experiences, in terms of both academic achievement and students’ personal growth.
Learning done in this way can be transformative for students, especially those furthest from educational opportunity. 21st Century learning requires that young people are ready, willing, and able to tackle the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit- nothing prepares them better than PBL.
-From Buck Institute for Education, PBL Works