Imagine a place where children EXPERIENCE math by having jobs, paying taxes and running businesses that sell everything from smoothies to clothing to dream catchers. A place where students study logic and law by taking their peers to court and fining them in the school’s currency (Stingers). A place where kids come to understand politics by drawing up their own constitution, and drafting their own bills and laws. A place where these laws are enforced by their own police (RAMP- Royal Aspen Micro Police). Imagine a school where citizenship is not just a character pillar that is talked about, but a continuous experience in playing with the building blocks of modern society.
MicroSociety is a cross-graded and cross-curricular project that aligns with Aspen Heights’ priorities by meeting the needs of all students.
By linking “real world” activities and experiences, MicroSociety puts meaningful concepts into school. What better way to learn, than to take your knowledge and apply it to a real world situation. MicroSociety develops the leaders of tomorrow and provides students with important 21st century skills, such as communication, critical thinking, decision-making and personal initiative that will enable them to thrive in a global economy.