Why We're Unique
BCS inspires students to reach beyond
themselves to achieve their full potential.
Our unique model allows us to provide every student with an enriched curriculum that emphasizes experiential and project-based learning (PBL). PBL is a rigorous method where students are challenged to think critically and work collaboratively to discover solutions to questions grounded in complex, real-world scenarios. Through each PBL unit, students gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the content and thereby retain knowledge longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Coupled with Design Thinking strategies, students learn how to take initiative, empathize, problem-solve, collaborate, and communicate more effectively.
Through each PBL unit, students are actively engaged in their learning and are provided ample and meaningful opportunities to develop 21st century skills while addressing real-world issues.
Project-Based Learning offers students an opportunity to take ownership of their education. A BCS, PBL emphasizes student inquiry and empowers students to actively explore challenging, complex issues and ideas.
Nothing about learning at BCS is scripted. Student choice drives the investigative learning process. Although every student is asked the same driving question, each PBL unit results in a multitude of different projects and creative solutions.
Why PBL / PBL Success
PBL improves student learning. Through each PBL unit, students gain a deeper understanding of the content and remember and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. In every PBL unit students learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build confidence, problem solve, and collaborate more effectively.