The foundations needed to succeed in college and life
Our core consists of: (1) Life Design, inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life course; Y Combinator founder Paul Graham's exhortation to “live in the future”; Cal Newport's work on “Leading a Remarkable Life” and Jon Kabat-Zinn's work on stressed teens. (2). Socratic Humanities develops a student's ability to analyze complex texts and become a capable writer of analytic essays while exploring the world of ideas via classroom Socratic dialogues, inspired by ATI founder Michael Strong's book, The Habit of Thought. (3) Mathematical problem-solving combines a personalized, self-paced math program with the development of broad mathematical problem-solving abilities inspired by Polya's How to Solve It.