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Traditional end-of-the-year trips are one week in length and may include travel to Canyonlands, Zion National Monument, the Grand Canyon, and areas in New Mexico. Students participate in Vision Quests, camping, hiking, mountain biking and river rafting. Students and teachers also take educational day trips to local places of interest, including museums, exhibits, lectures, and mountain sites.
As community members, students participate in decision making in each class, at larger community meetings, and through representation on a student steering committee. This involvement allows for open, honest relationships based on mutual respect and trust between students and teachers.
Community Class is a daily gathering of the group for exercise, partnered activities, group discussions and more. Gathering as a group each day is important for our community. It gives us a chance to check in with students and keep a finger on the pulse of the peer culture.
The internship program supplements our academic programming by offering students on-the-job experience. Students write a resume and apply for an internship and visit their internship site one day a month.
Internship sites have included: KGNU, Sister Carmen, Humane Society of Boulder, Denver Statehouse, Pachamama Farms and Monster Make Up Effects.
The purpose of advisory is to further personalize a student's experience at September School and to help monitor a student's progress. Advisors are the point of contact for parents, and advisor and parent form a supportive team over the student's tenure at September School.