In July, 2014, Meros Academy launched a two-week summer program to prototype its education model. 19 students tackled four projects that compelled them to utilize critical thinking skills, collaboration, and creativity while learning math, science, engineering, language arts, and graphic arts.
Students designed and built their own quarter pipes for skating; built and programmed LEGO robots to perform special missions; painted their favorite innovator into a giant mural; and scripted, planned, filmed, and edited original videos documenting their two weeks.
These are some of the responses we received from parents:
“It taught her to trust herself and when she puts her mind to something she can do it.”
“For our daughter, the hands-on learning experience she received was by far the best aspect of this camp. She often struggles with learning in a traditional setting, so this was a refreshing change of pace.”
“Introduced him to new activities. He loved editing and is making movies at home now.”
“This camp offered a great opportunity to learn things not traditionally taught in a fun and very hands-on environment. As a parent, I found it to be refreshingly educational.”
“An opportunity to learn in a different way, all while having fun. It’s hard to find summer activities to excite middle school kids and this camp delivered in a big way.”
“I absolutely love the concept of Meros and I desperately want to see it succeed.”