Each spring, all IACS high school students create their own Presentation of Learning. These presentations serve many functions that are integral to the mission of our school: to reflect upon one’s learning, to improve one’s public speaking skills, and to revise one’s work so that it is worthy of public presentation. The presentations consist of students talking about their personal and academic growth over the year, highlighting several pieces of work as evidence of that growth. Students present to an audience of peers, adults and family members.
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Students and teachers hold high standards for each other’s presentations, demanding a high level of revision, reflection and poise, with each year’s presentation representing a “step up” from the year before. Though students begin with a variety of gifts and challenges as presenters, thanks to repeated practice and support, our students all graduate as experienced and reflective presenters of their own work.