Why do we need to go to school? In HighScope Indonesia we believe one must go to school to learn how to make decisions. That is why, from the beginning in preschool and continuing in high school, we provide learners with developmentally appropriate opportunities to make decisions in an academic setting, and ultimately prepare them to make decisions in real life. These opportunities shape both their mind and character, while also equipping them with real life skills, i.e. the 21st century life skills needed to face current and future challenges in the world.
Redesigning The World
The current and future state of education depends on 2 aspects: the world and the children. The world is constantly changing and it is inevitable that the children will also change along with it. They are digital natives, born into a world with Internet and rapid communication, so they learn differently than their parents. Consequently, we believe that tomorrow’s problems cannot be solved with yesterday’s mind, and for that reason, HighScope Indonesia is on a mission to redesign the world, one child at a time, by changing the way children learn.
HighScope Indonesia applies a brain-based curriculum, which provides not just guidance on what to teach, but how to teach. Our curriculum is holistically developed to ensure that all aspects of learners’ needs are covered: the environment, atmosphere, assessment, strategy, activities, and support. We ensure that our learners have the required life skills to make real life decisions, such as the HighScope Indonesia Learner Outcomes, which encompass emotional and social skills, learn-to-learn skills, and analytical thinking skills. We believe our learners learn best when they construct their own knowledge, unlike the usual “follow-memorize-pass exam” scheme that most students experience.
Originating in the U.S.A., HighScope has since gone global and spread its values and curriculum to other countries: The United Kingdom – Portugal – Canada – China – Chile – Peru – South Africa – South Korea – Ireland – Mexico – The Netherlands. Currently, HighScope Indonesia has 11 units across the country (Jabodetabek – Bandung – Bali – Medan – Palembang) with over 3500 students. As of now we have over 600 high school graduates who have been accepted in more than 270 Universities, in 16 countries worldwide.
All schools have the same objectives, but they all apply different ways to achieve those objectives. HighScope Indonesia believes that a school should do what is best for the learner, not for the parents or the school itself. All families are different but we all have the same goal. We want what’s best for our children. We want them to have an enjoyable learning experience, understand and apply 21st century skills, and become independent decision-makers, both now and in the future.