Twin Rivers Charter School
Northwest Youth Corps’ (NYC) Twin Rivers Charter School (TRCS) is an accredited charter high school for youth, ages 14-19, who learn best in an experiential format and who may have had difficulty succeeding in a traditional school environment. TRCS employs a cooperative, team-based format, in which staff engage students in hands-on learning that combines classroom instruction with the completion of conservation projects, field study assignments, and outdoor recreation activities. Students spend equal amounts of time in and out of the classroom and staff strive to ensure conservation projects are complementary and integrated. School curricula include science, math, language arts and social studies with an emphasis on resource management, conservation and environmental studies. Students earn high school credit toward a traditional diploma.
NYC’s Twin Rivers Charter School offers a unique opportunity for high energy teachers with vision and creativity to develop cutting edge lessons that integrates classroom and field for teens who are looking to understand the application of academic tools. Teachers use the outdoors as an instructional vehicle that leads students to high school completion while also fostering good character and environmental awareness. The program’s highly experiential field format asks staff to plan and implement curriculum in which a week of the classroom lays a foundation for a week of hands-on field study activities and conservation-based work experience. Teachers also plan and facilitate residential “spikes”, camping trip that combine fun, education, community, conservation work, and teambuilding.
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