On Wednesday, May 9th, all eighth-grade students will be presenting their portfolio in an hour-long gateway presentation in front of their advisor, family, and fellow students. This presentation culminates a year’s worth of reflection and reflective writing using the seven Habits of Heart and Mind.
Paulo Freire Freedom School students demonstrate their learning of both core academic standards and their strengths and stretches as a learner during this presentation. By demonstrating a high level of self awareness and a deep understanding of their academics through an analysis of their academic artifacts and a reflection on their academic and personal growth over the past three years, our eighth-grade students prove they are ready for the rigors of high school. It is an exciting event, as students demonstrate and celebrate their growth.