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Students at Phoenix High School to Demonstrate Hands-On Learning

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Monday, 11-19-07  8:47 a.m.

Kennewick -- Students at the Tri-Cities' newest high school are preparing to show their work, demonstrate projects, and give the public a tour of their classroom.

It is perhaps a time of thanksgiving for the kids, who have found themselves in an educational setting unlike any other in the area.  Phoenix High School is a project-based, small school concept which opened to forty students this fall.  Rather than 'book intensive' learning, Phoenix High offers students an opportunity to move through high school by designing, constructing, and building special projects.

If you think the students are getting off easy, you might want to think again.  The kids meet with advisors to design their classes, and all projects must meet state learning guidelines.  Students won't avoid the WASL, either. 

Phoenix High opened its doors in Kennewick to kids from throughout the region this year.

The public is invited to visit Phoenix High Tuesday, 11-20-07.  Students will present their projects to the public in their classroom at 3520 Southridge Boulevard in Kennewick, room E-203.  Presentations begin at 6 pm, and there will be a time for questions for students and staff beginning at 7 pm.

Although the school is currently located at Southridge High school, administrators hope to soon locate in another building.