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The MicroSociety School is an innovative design where children create a microcosm of the real world inside the school. Each student has a role in running that world. Young entrepreneurs produce goods and services, elected officials establish laws, Peace Officers keep the peace, judges arbitrate disputes, and reporters track down stories. All citizens earn wages in the school's currency, micro bucks, which they invest in product ideas, bank in the Joyner bank, pay rent and taxes.
At Joyner MicroSociety Magnet School we believe that children learn best by doing. Our mission is to create environments that motivate children to learn by engaging them in the connections between the classroom and the real world.
Student Voice and Choice
Students, who have voice and choice as citizens, construct their own learning and shape their school culture.
Learning by Doing
People learn best when engaged in work that is meaningful to them.
The entrepreneurial spirit motivates dynamic learning and pursuit of new ideas and opportunities.
Real World Experiences
Increasingly sophisticated economic, social, and political experiences and a balance of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards continually engage and challenge students as their society matures.
Teachers as Facilitators
Teachers are facilitators of integrated learning, providing multiple opportunities for success.
Shared Responsibility and Authority
Opportunities for leadership, meaningful decision-making, and responsibility are vested, aligned, and accounted for at every level.
Partners as Contributors
Parents and partners are essential contributors to the learning community.