the innovation institute
at West Hall High School
The Innovation Institute (i2) is a program that uses an integrated, project-based curriculum to deliver high school curriculum creatively. In the 9th grade, students participate in 2 cohort i2 classes: Honors World History and Honors Biology. In the 10th grade, students participate in 2 cohort i2 classes: Honors Chemistry and AP Government. Tenth grade year will focus on AP curriculum coursework.
Students also enroll in Honors Math, Honors Literature, and two years of Foreign Language. A customized program of study emphasizes an in-depth learning in areas of interest which prepares participants for success in our IB Programs, as well as AP courses, Dual Enrollment, and Honors Mentorship Program.
Through a collaborative and integrated teaching model, i2 is designed to be a learning experience like none other. Using technology, students cultivate an imaginative approach to interdisciplinary and collaborative study.
Student inquiry, creativity and individuality are placed at a premium and guide the educational experience. This program’s name was chosen very carefully in an attempt to convey our purpose – at The Innovation Institute, we will explore and emphasize the state standards by immersing students in their language, meaning and implication – but we intend to allow these standards to take flight through the creative, imaginative, and innovative efforts of our students.
Students use an imaginative approach to propose, design, develop, and produce a culminating project (Capstone) in a particular area of study during their freshman year.
If you need more information or you are not currently enrolled in Hall County Schools and want to apply to the Innovation Institute, please contact the Leigh Ann Nicolella, Innovation Institute coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org