Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM)
MPE students are highly engaged in hands-on, project-based learning during our daily 50-minute Enrichment Block. Students learn science and social studies concepts through our Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) in TAG and general education classes daily.
The Schoolwide Enrichment Model was developed by renowned educational psychologist Dr. Joseph Renzulli (University of Connecticut). The SEM model infuses higher level thinking activities and more opportunities for creativity into every classroom. Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a highly engaging and motivating approach that draws more involvement, interest, and investment in learning from students. By combining the project-based approach and SEM strategies, student engagement and learning will soar!
From “Kindergarten Silly Story Ladies” to “Famous American Living Museums,” creating meaningful learning experiences requires partnerships between parents, students, and teachers. As always, YOUR financial support of SEM is critical as approximately $32.00 per student is spent each year for additional enrichment opportunities. Donations enable us to purchase additional materials, bring in speakers and schedule on-site field trips, which enhance learning above and beyond the regular curriculum. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!
We can’t wait to see students even more excited, engaged and enthusiastic about their learning!
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For more information about our School Strategic Plan and our implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, please visit the School Governance Council page: