Creative- We honor the individual and unique qualities each student brings to our creative and active learning environment.  The process of learning through discovery allows for challenge and the building of essential questions to construct understanding through real world thinking and creating.

Character- Students develop personal responsibility, rooted in a sense of trust and honesty in a learning environment that fosters mutual respect among peers and teachers.

Organic- We recognize and nurture intrinsic motivation in the learning process.  Each student’s unique learning style, interests, and talents are valued in our holistic, real-world learning environment.

Rigor- Students are progressing in their preparation for high school as self-motivated and reflective learners.  Teaching and learning progresses as we all evaluate and reflect for personal growth and evolution in academics.

Respect- We are all life-long learners and part of a community that aims to support everyone in all the ways we grow.  We honor adolescent development in social, emotional, and academic areas.

Excellence- Through rigorous engagement and learning extended beyond the classroom, we can achieve deep and purposeful knowledge as citizens of the world.

CORE Academy’s Mission Statement
The CORE Academy at Bridges seeks to build character and ignite passion for inquiry, inspiring students to become intrinsically motivated while enthusiastically engaging in their education. The CORE Academy – where students live their whole education.

CORE Academy’s Vision

Learning is an active, joyful process of discovery, where students are challenged to use both a disciplined and creative approach, and construct meaning with the guidance of passionate and inspiring teachers.

Academic excellence is demonstrated by depth of conceptual understanding and achieved through rigorous engagement, comprehensive assessment and thoughtful self-evaluation.

A focus on project-based learning promotes meaningful scholarship while fostering opportunities of collaboration, freedom of choice, shared responsibility, and self-governance.

Attention to cultural themes contributes positively to community, while also bringing students into meaningful communication, conflict resolution, and shared leadership.

We are committed to reflection, evaluation, evolution and innovation as means to improve teaching and learning.

CORE Academy at Bridges Course Offerings

6th Grade Core Courses:
Humanities 6
General Math 6
Earth Science 6
Physical Education

7th Grade Core Courses:
Pre-Algebra 7
Humanities 7
Life Science 7
Physical Education

 8th Grade Core Courses:
Algebra Readiness 8
Humanities 8
Physical Science 8
Physical Education

 Electives – Open to all Grades:
Art I
Art II
Honors Math
Writing Seminar
Math Seminar