GCE Summer Immersion Classes

Summer Immersion Courses for Creative and Independent Thinkers

With temperatures already dropping into the teens, let’s dream on warmer weather and summer plans.
Please consider GCE’s Summer Immersion courses for rising 7th-12th grade students. Specifically, we aim to enroll students who are creative and independent thinkers, who care about learning in and beyond school, and who want to experience a vibrant and experiential summer program.

See below for more information on Summer Immersion, and be sure to RSVP for Elective Term Final Presentations on January 22, 2015.

RSVP for Elective Term Final Presentations Here!


Summer Immersion

Are you interested in learning about issues that are important to you? Would you like to work with passionate teachers and students from around Chicago? Pre-register for one of GCE’s Summer Immersion courses.

Participants sample our Model for Learning — purpose driven, integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, field experience, digital portfolios, and a focus on global citizenship. For rising freshmen and transfer students, the Summer Immersion is a great way to infuse your learning experience with a jolt of purpose and inspiration and to determine if GCE Lab School is an appropriate high school choice.

Pre-register for a Summer Immersion course


Elective Term Final Presentations:
January 22, 2015

Plan ahead and mark your calendar to attend Final Presentations on January 22nd, 2-3pm, at Thalia Hall in Pilsen. Experience our unique Elective Term courses through the lens of our students, who will guide us through the courses they study and the transformation their lives undergo in a matter of weeks.

At Elective Term Final Presentations, students will showcase their learnings from courses including Ollywood, FARE, Five Faces, and Stage Chemistry. Here are some brief descriptions of the courses:


Ollywood focuses on film critique through the study of pre-, post- and production.

FARE/Eatalian approaches Italian language and culture through the lens of what we eat.

Five Faces of Genius brings Firemark’s original content to GCE, calling on students to discover and reveal their creative genius.

Designed in partnership with the Goodman Theatre, Stage Chemistry features the STEAM magician’s tools that are used to create theater.

RSVP Today!


Online Installations

GCE's Integrated Curriculum Digital Portfolios
Animal Exhibit:
A Population Online Installation
Check out GCE Voices

GCE Voices (our school blog) is a series of “Online Installations” which artistically reveals student work in interactive ways. We hope you dive into the installations and feel inspired by our motto: “Reinvent Possibility.”

Check Out GCE Voices

 

Happy Thanksgiving
We hope that you eat well, drink well, rest well, and enjoy the bounty of love, family, and friends.


Fall Term Reflection

On Thursday, October 30th GCE Lab School students and staff hosted Fall Term Final Presentations. Nearly 80 friends of GCE from across the city came together to learn with students about their discoveries from the past term. Attendees experienced a range of student-planned and led activities including: engaging guests in key rhetorical elements through a variety of media, creating bike models with an empathetic approach to design, calculating the impact of our water usage, and investigating the economics of mass transit in our city.Please take a few moments to view a brief video reflection of the event.

Check out photos from the event


We hope that you’ll stay connected with
GCE Lab School through the activities below.


Help Grow GCE Lab School

We invite you to nominate students who you believe are creative and independent thinkers, those who care about learning in and beyond school. We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to put us in touch with any prospective students who are currently attending middle or high school, and who you believe would be receptive to our approach.

Nominate a student here


Save the Date:
Elective Term Final Presentations

Join us for a second opportunity to learn with our students on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Final Presentations are both fun and inspiring. They are led by our students, who guide us through the courses they study and the transformation their lives undergo in a matter of weeks.

At Elective Term Final Presentations, students will showcase their learnings from courses including Ollywood, FARE, Five Faces, and Stage Chemistry. Here are some brief descriptions of the courses:


Ollywood focuses on film critique through the study of pre-, post- and production.

Five Faces of Genius brings Firemark’s original content to GCE, calling on students to discover and reveal their creative genius.

Designed in partnership with the Goodman Theatre,Stage Chemistry features the STEAM magician’s tools that are used to create theater.

Please save the date!

January 22, 2015