As part of the EL Education network of schools, KCA has adopted Crew meetings as an integral part of the curriculum. Students are grouped by grade level and a teacher is assigned as their leader. Each Crew meets four class periods per week.
Crew meetings focus on:
Academic mentoring and tutoring, self exploration, post-high school planning preparation, development of a reflective attitude and preparation for student-led parent / teacher conferences
Being active KCA community members
KCA School-wide service projects.
In addition, all students participate in a school-wide community circle during one class period every other week. Crews alternate organizing, coordinating and executing this all school meeting.
Welcoming and adjourning rituals
Focus on an EL design principle
Sharing of hands-on projects and coursework
Crew, community circle and academic classes at KCA are designed to encourage and challenge students to observe, question, create, analyze and evaluate.