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The Psychology and Benefits of Transitioning

The Psychology and Benefits of Transitioning

A presentation outlining the benefits of the transition process to youth, as well as recommendations for schools, organizations, and policymakers. Also includes resources for transgender youth, families, and allies.

Redesigning the Minnesota State Flag

Redesigning the Minnesota State Flag

This project began with my desire to change our state flag. The current flag is problematic because it contains racist imagery, is nearly identical to half of the US state flags and because visually it is unappealing. I created a new flag after research into design principals and into emblematic images of Minnesota. In this new flag, the blue represents the lakes and rivers of Minnesota, the green represents the forests and nature, the white represents the cold and snow of the state, and the star is the state's motto, which is "L'Etoile du Nord" which is French for "the North Star"

Powwow Dancing

Powwow Dancing

My project examines and explores the different types of Powwow dancing as well as taking a closer look at Native traditions. I present multiple types of dancing, the history and differences of each dance.

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Avalon School

Est. 2001

Avalon School seeks to establish a just world by nurturing an equitable school community for students that inspires active learning, social justice, engaged citizenship, and hope for the future.

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Avalon School Board Meeting

Join us for our monthly school board meeting!
March 12, 2024
5:30 pm
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Join us for our monthly school board meeting!
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Open House (IN PERSON)

Come tour our building, meet some staff, and learn about our unique, award-winning program.
March 12, 2024
6:30 pm
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Come tour our building, meet some staff, and learn about our unique, award-winning program.
Contact:
Nora - Nora@avalonschool.org

Family Event: Film Screening

Throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year, Avalon School hosted a documentary film crew as they followed the journey of an Avalon Senior. Showcasing three seniors from three schools across the US and Canada, the documentary sought to explore the impacts of schools that center the needs of the student - schools where students have voice, where identity is valued, and where learning is authentically connected to the world outside the physical school building. The film will be screened at Avalon on Tuesday, March 12th, at 7:30pm.
March 12, 2024
7:30 pm
Avalon School
Throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year, Avalon School hosted a documentary film crew as they followed the journey of an Avalon Senior. Showcasing three seniors from three schools across the US and Canada, the documentary sought to explore the impacts of schools that center the needs of the student - schools where students have voice, where identity is valued, and where learning is authentically connected to the world outside the physical school building. The film will be screened at Avalon on Tuesday, March 12th, at 7:30pm.
Contact:
Tim Quealy (tim@avalonschool.org)
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Testimonials

During my time at Avalon I was always encouraged to learn in a way that was most interesting to me. The focus on independent learning and the guiding of advisors on what could be an interesting approach to learning subjects made Avalon the best school that I have attended. Avalon was a great mixture of structured and independent learning that allowed me to take interesting courses on historical fiction, but also let me take topics into my own hands such as spending a year learning college math and working on making guides to help teach math to my peers in my advisory.

Alumn

Survey, 2023

10/10 would go to high school there again.

Alumn

Survey, 2023

Avalon advisors earned my trust by engaging my passions and interests. They harnessed my strengths and talents to help me explore a world of knowledge and opportunities confidently, and skillfully.

Alumn

Survey, 2023

Avalon let me focus in my interest and find ways to learn and grow so I could turn it into a career in photography

Alumn

Survey, 2023
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