At Forman, learning by doing is highly valued and encouraged. Forman students are active participants in their own education. Hands-on learning is one of the favorite and most meaningful parts of the Forman experience. Students get involved in Community Service work and the student Jobs Program as well.
These kinds of learning opportunities become an important part of a student’s “life” experience and encourage students to think for themselves.
For two weeks at the beginning of March the entire Forman community shifts its focus from the regular academic routine to intensive courses of study that are dedicated to experiential learning. Each student chooses from an extensive selection of Winterim opportunities, both on-and-off campus.
For more information about the Forman School Rainforest Project.
Forman’s Entrepreneurship class helps students gain an understanding of the business and marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business. Open to upperclassmen, the primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, determine the feasibility of an idea, and develop a plan to organize and promote the business as well as its products and services. For more information about the Entrepreneurship class, click here.
Participants in Forman School’s Robotics Program engage in building robots in small groups and solving daily and weekly challenges. Both novices and experienced robot-builders work together toward the goal of competing successfully in events such as the VEX Nothing But Net Robotics Competition. To learn more about the Robotics class, click here.