RSCE - Regional Services Education Center

The Academy Middle School

Adventure Based Learning

Through adventure activities, day trips, overnights, and multi-day learning expeditions connected to the middle school curriculum, we build student self-confidence, connect learning, and develop leadership skills. When we step beyond our comfort zones by climbing a high ropes course, exploring a cave, or navigating the streets and subways of Boston, New York, or Washington DC, we grow as individuals, as a team, and become supportive of each other academically.

When students and teachers can anchor a safety line while a teammate is dangling high above, we develop the trust necessary to be “on belay” for each other when it comes to taking risks in reading, writing, speaking, and other academic challenges. Students learn to persevere, support each other, and gain from the support they receive from the team.