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Review for Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation, Los Altos, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I work with students in an SDC (Special Day Class) setting, whom have struggled with traditional teaching practices all their lives, therefore I needed to give my students a new more sophisticated academic experience. Thankfully I crossed paths with an Innovation grant provided by the MVLA High School Foundation.

With the grant money I was able to put together a project based learning activity that involved my students entering an art contest in San Francisco sponsored by Rhodes and Fletcher LLC. Given the theme of "things that go up and down," my environmental science students created kinetic artwork representing "up and down" climate change. All 13 art pieces were selected for an exhibition in the Financial District where my students provided context of their artwork. There were no SDC labels this night, as my students showcased in the utmost academic and professional manner possible. The success of this project was a result of innovation, grant support, and academic intent for students who now believe in their academic potential. Thank you MVLA High School Foundation for the opportunity!

Newspaper article: http://lahstalon.org/35267/features/things-that-go-up-and-down-an-environmental-art-exhibit/

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