Projects for Change
Through the Daystar Academy Projects for Change, students experience the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time.
Projects for Change encourages students to reflect on their learning and the outcomes of their work – key skills that prepare them for success in further study, the workplace and the community.
Projects for Change begins in Grade 6 and are designed to incrementally build students' capacity to successfully complete the MYP Personal Project in Grade 10. Students are encouraged to pick topics that address local and global issues which are in line with the Daystar Academy tagline to 'Have the courage to change and inspire'.
The context of the problems is given by our unique partnership with High Resolves. Daystar Academy Projects for Change are student-centered and age-appropriate; they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection.
The community project provides an important opportunity for students aged 13-14 to collaborate and pursue service learning. Daystar Academy registers all Grade 10 students for external moderation of the personal project, promoting a global standard of quality.