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The Best of 2018: 4 Major Milestones for BTA in the Last Year

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Have you taken any time this January to reflect back on 2018 and notice how things have grown or changed?

Maybe, like us, you are charging forward with new goals and resolutions for 2019. Maybe, also like us, you are looking back and celebrating the big milestones and accomplishments that took place as you gather strength for the new excitements and new challenges.

That's exactly what we're doing today for Blyth-Templeton Academy as a whole. How did our personalized, experiential education environment grow and change in 2018? Here are four major milestones we passed in the last twelve...

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Here's What to Expect at Your Admissions Interview for Blyth-Templeton Academy (Nashville Edition)

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Our admissions interviews are a great way to see a student’s excitement and enthusiasm about Blyth-Templeton Academy.

At this time, you have already toured the school, learned more about BTA, and worked on recommendations. This is a chance for the school to now really get to know you- and who you are!

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The Two Big Reasons You Won’t Find AP Courses at Our Small Independent DC School

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Earlier this year, eight independent schools in DC made headlines when they collectively announced their decision to move away from offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses to their high school students.

While this move represented a major and potentially controversial step for these school leaders, the team here at Blyth-Templeton Academy (BTA) was not surprised by it.

The question of AP courses was one that we considered long and hard as we developed our school model three years ago, and at the time, we deliberately chose a forward thinking vision of education that didn’t include APs. In...

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5 Things You Can Expect in a Blyth-Templeton Academy Graduate

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High schoolers are expected to be many things today - scholars, athletes, volunteers, civically engaged, and socially responsible.

We aspire for our graduates to be all these things, and much more. Our hope, for every young person that walks through our doors, is to equip them with tools and help them develop qualities that will serve them both in high school and for the rest of their life.

Keep reading for a full description of the top five characteristics we work to develop in Blyth-Templeton Academy (BTA) graduates.

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What Should Schooling Look Like in the 21st Century?

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What should schooling look like in the 21st century? This is the fundamental question that we wrestled with — we being the co-founders of Blyth-Templeton Academy — when we came together in 2014.

And we were not alone then, nor we are alone now.

Stanford University has done some of the best thinking about this question most recently, and if you haven’t checked it out already, the Stanford2025 website is worth reviewing. Written from the perspective of the future well beyond the year 2025, they “look back from 2100 to the era when Stanford students began declaring missions, not majors.”

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