The program offerings provide core academic exposure, plus experiential and relational group learning options in conjunction with our educational partner, Grand River Academy.
SPIRE’s learning environment balances academic and athletic training and development within facilities and programs that nurture personal growth and stimulate the desire to challenge oneself. And all of this is done while helping individuals identify and experience professions and career development opportunities that better prepare them for all of life’s journey.
The coaching team, formally called teachers, are engaged to guide (not dictate) learning and facilitate achievement above self-expectations. The program offerings provide core academic exposure, plus experiential and relational group learning options. They also offer personal, professional and career program guidance necessary to meet graduation requirements.
The SPIRE four-legged learning stool model
- Academics – College preparatory academics delivered using an integrated, cross-curricular, project-based model culminating in the earning of a transcript for submission and acceptance to college/university.
- Passion Pursuit – Discover and or advance skills in a particular area of intense interest. Essentially – work toward living the dream.
- Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) – Opportunities to gain understanding and working knowledge of professions delivered by experts who have worked in these field for many years.
- Personal Skill Development – Learning about the whole self, collaborating and interacting with others, trust, respect, managing failure, etc.