Aerie is enrichment individualized to a student’s passion — whether that’s to learn Turkish, start an internet radio program, dig into multivariable calculus with a Brown doctoral student or sequence DNA for national publication while still in high school. Each example illustrates the breadth of resources and connection of Wheeler’s Aerie Approach.
Second-semester Enrichment offerings for Wheeler Upper School students this term include courses in Neuroscience, Stop Motion Animation, and Humanitarian Disaster Relief. There are clubs and competitions — such as Envirothon (cover photo) and Mock Trial. Included in this coursebook are also bios of instructors, who hail from across the country (Maryland! Colorado! NYC! New Mexico!) and globe (Germany! Italy! Israel!), one of remote learning’s blessings.
Upper School students sign up for 0, 1, 2 , 3, 4, or 5 Enrichment classes. On days when they are not signed up for an Enrichment, they go to study hall. Upper School Aerie Enrichment is coordinated by English Teacher/Aerie Faculty Michael Himelfarb.