As natural learners, children are unique individuals, as all human beings are. They grow at different speeds. They have different talents, and learn in different ways. These characteristics have been denied by education for many years. Children had to strive to match the standard of education that was set by the school. Conformity to the standard was highly valued and differences from the standard were seen as less than normal.
HighScope believes in individual differences. School should, therefore, be the place to accommodate these differences, the place to empower students in all their uniqueness and put them in control of their own learning.
Learning is more than knowing about basic facts of what are called subjects. Learning is acquiring sets of life tools that will be used for the rest of one’s life. Learning must be seen as a road that will lead to the future. The learners will actively travel along the road to reach their destination.
HighScope is committed to facilitate and guide the learners’ journey through its current four educational programs Early childhood, Elementary, Middle and High School.
HighScope’s Educational Approach is an open framework that organizes and supports the students’ and teachers’ environment, daily routine and interactions. The framework is adapted by educators to meet the unique needs of their local community and groups of students. For the students, the framework provides a consistent schedule that includes interesting things to do, attention from their teachers for their specific interests and needs, and a sense of control over themselves and their environment.
The learning activities teachers plan for students foster independent thinking, initiative, and creativity. Students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical capacities develop quickly when they can use materials and their imaginations freely in an environment that promotes investigation, decision – making, cooperation, persistence and problem solving.
Sekolah HighScope Indonesia employs an international approach and standard that is adjusted to the local context: culture, conditions and ethics. Our curriculum is adjusted in the same manner in order to enrich the curriculum of Indonesian Ministry of Education.
CONCEPT OF IDEAL SCHOOL
“Sekolah HighScope Indonesia’s vision is to be the world’s innovative leader and the barometer of education in Indonesia”
“Sekolah HighScope Indonesia’s mission is to help Indonesian children develop totally – academic, intrapersonal and physical and be competitive internationally by providing the highest quality education”