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Inside Expeditions: Explore Microscopic Art Image
Inside Expeditions: Explore Microscopic Art

Go inside the classroom of Amberleigh Ray’s expedition titled “Microscopic Art,” which is designed to merge art with cell biology. The expedition tasked students with visually recreating a eukaryotic cell (the type of cells found in animals), and gave students even more creative license to allow science to influence the art.

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Briney
May 16, 2022 Briney Burley
Alumni Corner: Hannah Higgins is Designing with Access in Mind Image
Alumni Corner: Hannah Higgins is Designing with Access in Mind

What does it mean to design accessible products? Sora Alum Hannah Higgins discusses the STEM and humanities skills that go into inclusive design.

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Shiyam
May 13, 2022 Shiyam Galyon
Alumni Corner: Alexa Martinez’s Essay Places Second In University Contest Image
Alumni Corner: Alexa Martinez’s Essay Places Second In University Contest

Alexa Martinez’s interests cannot be put into a neat box. The Math and Statistics Major at Coastal Carolina University recently won second place in a school-wide competition for her essay on how the “banking model” of education, coined by Brazilian thinker Paulo Freire, impedes class consciousness— an idea that is spelled out in the popular book Pedagogy of the Oppressed. I sat down with the Sora alum to see what she’s up to now, how Math & Statistics relate to the humanities, and how Sora prepared her for college.

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Shiyam
May 12, 2022 Shiyam Galyon
What is Democratic Education? Sora x SXSW EDU Image
What is Democratic Education? Sora x SXSW EDU

What is democratic education? Aria, Simon, and John discuss their experiences attending a school that embraces this philosophy onstage at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas.

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Shiyam
May 5, 2022 Shiyam Galyon
Student Highlight: Caleb Places First in State Competition Image
Student Highlight: Caleb Places First in State Competition

Creating something new is hard. Not only do you have to recognize a problem, but you need to persevere through the problem solving process which can take many rounds of iteration and is usually frustrating. At Sora, we believe that encouraging curiosity and interdisciplinary thinking makes for a stronger creative process overall. The capacity for […]

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Shiyam
May 3, 2022 Shiyam Galyon
Students Wow Friends & Family with Showcase Image
Students Wow Friends & Family with Showcase

At Sora, celebration — of learning, knowledge, research, growth — is part of our ethos. Because project-based learning is integral to our school, our students always have interesting work to share. The Sora Student Showcase is an event that allows us to come together and celebrate what students are learning.

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Shiyam
April 18, 2022 Shiyam Galyon
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