Avalon is an innovative learning community that leverages student agency and teacher ownership. Avalon students design independent projects, choose their seminars, and create rules for Avalon through democratic ownership. While students are empowered to lead their education and accept responsibility for the school community, Avalon teachers are similarly empowered. There is no principal or director; instead the teachers operate as leaders and shared owners.
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While all of the competencies are reflected in different ways in all school environments, MLCN believes
provides an excellent and unique example of the following competencies. To learn more and see it in action, we encourage you to schedule a site visit with your team!