Student Interest Groups—Evolving Interests, Involved Students
When a new topic intrigues our students, ORCA teachers may go the extra step of forming a Student Interest Group—giving students the chance to explore a specialized interest in-depth with guidance from an experienced teacher. Less formal than a club, these discussion groups give ORCA the flexibility to meet and engage students’ evolving interests.
One of this year’s more popular Student Interest Groups was Online Entomology. Led by one of our experienced science teachers, the group exchanged ideas via message board and viewed special LiveLesson® sessions on the different orders of insects.