In PBL, students work with MNOHS teachers to design learning projects that are grounded in the students’ interests, commitments and communities while also meeting a selection of Minnesota Academic Standards. This is a great option for students who are already committed to outside-of-school learning or who want to deepen their understanding of a particular skill or subject. All student projects include career and community components.
Recent projects have included:
- Chemistry – Study the evidence on the effectiveness of herbal remedies
- Entrepreneurship – Create a business plan for a hobby farm
- Fashion Arts – Complete a community ed course, interview a designer, and create a visual dictionary of fashion history
- Physics – Create a household’s renewable energy plan, with a focus on wind generators
Also see Directed Study in Music and Advanced PE for more ways that students can earn credit at MNOHS doing what they love.