Our tipis and Innovation Lab are outfitted with the latest technology and infrastructure to ensure a technology forward educational experience. Our Innovation Lab is equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter, robotic components and kits, sewing machine, woodworking tools, shop tools, computer workstations, and more.
Forge operates on a year-round learning calendar. We have a total of 190 days of learning with breaks and holidays immersed throughout the year.
We start our year in July with our two week Summer Institute. This is time spent team building and gaining understanding and fluency in a core set of constructs; photography, navigation, sketching/drawing, and practices in self-awareness. We then break and come back together in mid-August to commence our year.
We operate in 45-day learning cycles followed by 2-week breaks intended for restoration and reflection. Each integrated learning activity begins with the student bodybuilding background knowledge and conducting fieldwork. This is followed by individual areas of study that connect and integrate the broader theme. The evolution of our curriculum is based on our student’s experiences, knowledge, and passions. This scaffolding develops student confidence, skills, and engagement.