Building a Ukelele
For my grade level project, I built a tenor ukulele. I learned how to use the necessary tools for the wood work, how to come up with the measurements, and made the construction plans to actually build the instrument completely without a kit. It took about nine months to fully finish!
Jewelry making has always interested me. I decided to learn how to build a business, how to make it profitable enough to support itself, and how to do all of this in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manner.
Today I have GrayMoonArts, the culmination of months of curating my collection and learning photography skills and building a website from nothing.
For this project, I created a portfolio that shows my exploration of realistic art, specifically in human face structures. This includes work done through my PSEO course at St.Kate's and the work I did outside of class. The final piece was a way to bring in all I had learned.
Our son has never felt this supported in a school setting before. He feels really seen, heard, and valued at Avalon. He has a wide variety of friends and opportunities through Avalon and is absolutely thriving! We can't thank the Avalon community enough for creating this kind of trusting and growth-minded community.
Family Survey, 2023
The advisor model is very effective. My child has forged positive, supportive relationships with their advisors which helps them be successful in all their classes. There is also a great parent community at Avalon.
Family Survey, 2023
The small size allows for a lot of personal connection with and support from staff and for our son to have developed a solid group of friends, which he didn't have in his old school. I like the way academics are explored and how students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning to a good extent. The school feels like a real community, involving families in the school culture.