At the end of our Academic Year, our students in all grade levels are given a one week opportunity to delve deeply into mechanics, engineering, culture, business, art, science and beyond by completing a project of their own design. Students are encouraged to choose a topic connected to a personal interest or passion, and to generally follow their own sense of curiosity. The project is an opportunity to specifically apply some of the knowledge and skills developed throughout the year and to learn something important of themselves that, in the end, resonates most strongly with them.
Courtney used her Discovery Project as an opportunity to imagine, organize and host RLC’s first ever PowWow —a now annual event that involves local communities and invites students from all CIS schools.
Built a motorized go-kart, literally from scratch (and it really works!)
Designed an entirely sustainable “off grid” RLC.
Designed her own line of lip balm products that are now being marketed and sold in local shops.
Used her Discovery Project as an opportunity to imagine, organize and host RLC’s first ever PowWow —a now annual event that involves local communities and invites students from all CIS schools.
Designed an opportunity to rebuild RLC’s sailing program.
Discovered how we might minimize the harmful effects road salt has on ecosystems, a project that involved testing water samples from a local creek and Lake Rosseau for salt and chloride ion concentration and then researching alternatives to road salt.
There are three core initiatives to our Academic Program that ensure learning is entirely special and lasting for each individual student.