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Academics

Academics

Timeless Teachings in a Changing World

Cottonwood's high school educational program combines Montessori education principles and Project-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, which is the primary and pervasive mode of instruction. The educational program follows the California Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, and the California Content Standards.

Families enrolled in the TCS TK-12 homestudy program are expected to implement Montessori principles and practices for student growth and learning, as their flexibility allows them opportunities for diverse learning environments and student-driven activities and projects. Our homestudy teacher will provide guidance and support, should the parents need it, in designing projects and/or activities that reflect the expected Cottonwood learning outcomes to ensure success and grade-appropriate progression throughout the year.