SEEQS, a new public charter middle school in Kaimuki, offers an interdisciplinary project-based, community-based, tuition-free secondary school experience for Oahu families.
The SEEQS program integrates powerful core learning in math, science, social studies, English and the arts with project-based experiences that allow students to make use of what they have learned in real-life situations.
SEEQS parents say:
SEEQS curriculum is rooted in Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the same standards used throughout the state and nation. Both content and projects are assessed through standards of practice using rubrics developed with Envision Schools and aligned to CCSS and NGSS. Skills and content-knowledge are interwoven throughout both subject area learning and real-world projects. Philosophy for Children Hawaii (p4c) is used throughout the school to promote intellectual safety, sense of community, critical thinking and inquiry.
SEEQS values are reflected in the way we spend our time each day. Students begin the day with physical activity to wake the body and mind. 75-minute content blocks allow students to dig deep into math, social studies, science, English. Arts classes follow a lunch break. The day wraps up with a two-hour EQS block in which students apply concepts from core academic classes to explore Essential Questions of Sustainability.