Highland Magnet at Kenwood School
Highland’s magnet school focus is the Scottish Storyline method of teaching and all of Highland’s teachers are well trained in the method. The Storyline method is based on the theory that knowledge is complex and many-layered, that learning is guided by one’s prior knowledge and experience, and that learners construct their own meaning through action and experience.
Each Storyline creates a creative context for learning and active student involvement with opportunities to develop understanding while adhering to Bend-La Pine School policies and Oregon state academic standards. Students work to meet established learning benchmarks through meaningful activities that provide for authentic assessment.
During each Storyline, students create a setting, become characters and solve problems as incidents in the story unfold. For example, students might become astronauts of the future with a mission to colonize Mars, create and operate a bakery or become pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The learning is hands-on and requires cooperative learning as students collaborate and work together.
Each Storyline includes a culminating activity that provides a forum for students to share their new knowledge and talents with others. This may be through a presentation for parents and/or other students, a field trip, or community outreach.
Up-to-date technology is used for topical learning and relevant research. A process of activity and reflection, generated from the Storyline, motivates students to extend their skills and helps prepare them for life beyond their school years.
In support of Highland’s focus on high academic standards, we provide regular PE and music classes, reading specialists, math specialists, speech support, and long-term projects for TAG-identified students, as well as extra-curricular clubs and activities.
Highland is a magnet school and one of Bend-La Pine School's school choice options. Learn how to apply, upcoming parent tour dates and more at Choice Options.
For 2020-21 School Year:
Please have your child to school by 7:55 a.m. to begin their day.
Playground opens at 7:40 a.m.. Please do not drop your child off before this time. If you are in need of before or after school care, please contact Bend Parks and Recreation.
All visitors and volunteers must sign in at the front office.
Instead of purchasing a list of specific school supplies, families are invited to make a donation to the Highland school supplies fund to help defray the cost of stocking classrooms. You can find more information about this here.
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