Big Picture South Burlington is an innovative school-within-a-school.Students work with faculty to design their own individualized curriculum based on their interests and internships.
- 550 Dorset St. South Burlington, VT 05403
As many of you know, BP seniors Leah S. and Olivia P. jetted off to Ghana last week to discuss the meaning of happiness with young adults in the village of Hatsukope and paint a mural based on their discussions. Read about their adventures here!
…the official release of the Big Picture documentary!!
This short documentary began as a group internship project in the fall of 2011. Students set out to answer the question, “What is Big Picture?” They wanted to honor Big Picture’s philosophy of “one student at a time,” and thus chose to answer that question using the perspectives of different students. Over the 2011-2012 school year students traveled around New England interviewing students, advisors and mentors from various Big Picture Schools. They learned how to operate film equipment, conduct interviews, and edit footage. In the 2012-13 school year, BPSB student Sandra Burt spent much of her internship time working with Regional Educational Technology Network (RETN) to edit the countless hours of footage down to this short film. Thanks to all who made this film come together. Hope you enjoy!
So many people approach us with the same question– how do colleges view Big Picture applicants? Big Picture’s Hannah V. decided to find out! Check out this cool video about Big Picture and college…
(for more information on Big Picture and College, click here)
A big congratulations to Big Picture Program Coordinator, Jason Cushner, for being awarded the 2013 Rowland Fellowship!
Each year The Rowland Foundation selects a handful of visionary educators from around Vermont to facilitate change in their schools! Fellows receive $100,000 to research, develop, and implement innovative opportunities for positive change.
Jason will be working with teachers AND students at SBHS to create community-driven change! Stay tuned for updates. . .
Check out this music video for NYC artist Tru Blu, produced by Diversity Studios and Big Pictures students and starring Big Picture students!!
Please join us for an inspiring educator workday…
Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements: A Foundation for Authentic Learning
Thursday January 31, 2013
St. John Vianney Church South Burlington, VT 9:00am-4:00pm
For more information or to register, click here.
“For as long as I can remember I was the kid in class who was never expected to succeed. Whatever the opposite of an honors student was, that was me.”
Big Picture senior John Dubie is an organizer for IDEA (Institute of Democratic Education in America). His blog post is featured on their website.
Read his story here.
“Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca recently appointed three additional student representatives to the Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Advisory Council. Two of the three are South Burlington (Big Picture) students Justin Lambert and Leah Soule…”
Read the complete story here! Congratulations Leah and Justin!!