On two separate occasions during the school year, Innovation Academy invites families and the general public to visit the school for Quality Night. During the December Quality Night, each middle school student displays one piece of work that is considered their highest quality. Guests are asked to review short student presentations of their work and are given the opportunity to provide feedback to students. During the spring Quality Night, fifth and seventh graders prepare a second Quality Night presentation featuring a different project to showcase. Sixth and eighth graders instead prepare for their spring jury portfolio presentation.
The focus of Quality Night is to prepare and show a project example of their best work. Quality Nights give students the opportunity to share their best work with the public. We believe that this is not only an experience for adults to learn about what we do at Innovation Academy, but an opportunity for students to learn very important public speaking and presentation skills.