Heightened Student Engagement

Students learn best when they engage deeply with their learning. That’s why Smithville Christian High School is a project-based learning school – with every course including activities designed to create heightened student engagement.

These projects typically involve groups of students working collaboratively to create authentic products and then present their work before relevant audiences. Such experiences are memorable for students, and they often allow them to interact meaningfully with the community beyond the walls of the school. It’s not feasible to learn every course concept this way, but a certain percentage of the learning of our students is always project-based.

Examples of student projects include Geography class research and input into the Township of West Lincoln Trails and Corridors Master Plan, Phys Ed students designing a disc golf course, Geography students designing a new trail, Media students making movies, or Grade 11 English students publishing a magazine.

Our Open House and Celebration of Learning, held every January, showcases many more examples of the beautiful work our students do.

Project-based learning can be messy and challenging, but research shows that it effectively prepares students for life beyond high school, where real work is done by real teams of people to meet the real needs of a community. It is our hope, and our experience, that such learning will help ignite passion in our students and help them understand and respond to the needs of the world in which God has placed them.

Want to know more? Request info or read on to see work from past celebrations.


Watch the 2022 Virtual Celebration.

Selected Student Work

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