NorthPointe Christian High School Launches New Program for Not-Your-Average Student | Families
NorthPointe Christian High School is launching a new high school program in the fall of 2017. NorthPointe’s Personalized Learning Community (NPLC) will provide students with a custom curriculum for each individual student with a focus on interest-based, real world learning.
NorthPointe’s Personalized Learning Community will meet the needs of a variety of learners on all points of the academic spectrum who would benefit from less time in a traditional classroom and more time with hands-on learning and out-of-the-box problem solving. Research shows students are more motivated when their education has real-world application; NPLC plans to capitalize on that motivation by providing real-world problem solving along with internships, service opportunities, micro-business creation, and even foreign travel.
NorthPointe will be the first school in Michigan and the first Christian school to replicate and be an association member of Big Picture Schools, a successful educational model used by schools throughout the country. NPLC will incorporate the Big Picture education model into NorthPointe’s Christian core values and mandates. One Big Picture educator said of the program, “I’m struggling to think of [any] other school model that I know of where the instructional approach and pedagogy can be adapted to meet the needs of literally ALL young people.”
NPLC Program Director Bill VanDyk shares: “I believe this program is going to open incredible doors of learning for all types of students. We believe we can empower students and parents to make their own choices about their students’ education and guide families to learning opportunities that will build on students’ strengths and help them grow in the gifts God has given them.”
Discipleship, individual advising, and relationship-building will be cornerstones in this new program. Students will develop their own academic goals, with direct one-on-one guidance from an advisor who is committed to “training up a child in the way he/she should go.” Ultimately NorthPointe plans to graduate self-directed, independent, and creative individuals who will have the critical thinking skills and core knowledge to be successful in college and in life, who are, true to NorthPointe’s mission, “equipped to impact their world for Jesus Christ.”
For details about NorthPointe’s Personalized Learning Community, please contact NorthPointe Christian’s Admissions Representative Brittany Noll or join us for a February 23rd, 2017 FAQ Luncheon. Contact details: 616.942.0350 x276, email www.npchristian.org