Winning High School of the Future Design
Students Take Community to School
Breaking Down Student and Community Barriers
Chattanooga Christian School brought the community to school with their winning student design for the High School of the Future. The student design awards were hosted and conceived by Bright-Spark, a community outreach arm of Bridge Innovate, and supported by the Thrive Regional Partnership.
Student-teacher teams from nine high schools across the region learned design thinking techniques from Bright-Spark over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, then went through a rigorous (but fun) judging process from design professionals and their communities.
The winning CCA team combined the re-use of a derelict building on their campus and community engagement from the Chattanooga arts and business communities to design a school that would prepare students for lifelong learning and engaging careers.
The Most Creative Design went to the team from the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, who used the Butterfly Effect to conceive of a boarding school that let's students follow safe and organic methods for learning.
The People's Choice Award went to Dalton High School, from Whitfield County, Georgia. Their Stonebrook School combined community-based learning with a library that would be open to students and the community 24/7 to encourage lifelong learning and community involvement.
Thrive was honored to be able to help point our region's students toward Bright Spark's innovative education methods. The thoughtful creativity exhibited by these high school students was pleasing look into the future of the region's leadership.