Bringing QC into your school

Step 1: Choose courses for each grade level and embed into your weekly schedule.

  • Students:
    • QC runs math and science for K-12
    • Maximum 25 students per lab group
  • Weekly schedule:
    • 1.5-hour to 3-hour lab blocks, meeting weekly
    • 1-hour to 2-hour independent study blocks for completion of QC lab extensions, convening weekly
  • Yearly calendar:
    • 3 academic sessions per year
    • 8 to 12 weeks each

Step 2: Plan the academic program

  • Lab Explorations. For further exploration and reinforcement of the lab discoveries, accompanying every lab is a suite of supporting material include recap emails, readings and videos, and problem and answer sets.
  • Assessments. Upon request, QC can also provide assessments of student acquisition of knowledge through end-of-trimester narrative commentaries and specific assessment of the major concepts addressed in each course.
  • Student-driven projects. QC can layer in a project, which springs forth out of the deep scientific concepts defining each course. We provide guidelines, suggestions, parameters, and scaffolding for the research/project work. On the final day of each course, students share their projects in formal presentations.
  • QC symposium. QC can also schedule another symposium time where parents and the Casa di Mir community can join in and learn from the students. The additional preparation time would be invoiced to the Casa di Mir, at the pro-rated rate of one extra class meeting time. 

Step 3: Invite QC into your school

  • Share student information
    • Rosters
    • Relevant student health information
    • Relevant student behavioral and/or learning differences
  • Share on school policies
    • Bathroom use
    • Emergency plans
    • Disciplinary policy
    • School-wide cultural attributes
  • Facility
    • Designate a QC lab material storage area
    • Make general classroom supplies available to the QC teacher
  • Designate a primary contact