Showing posts from January, 2018

90 Days at Blue Sky School Turned My Daughter into a Changemaker - by a Pioneer parent

Blue Sky School has ruined my daughter; she will not be able to go to a traditional high school. After just 90 days in the Blue Sky School setting, she is now too confident, too self-aware, too assertive, and too mature to sit in a regular high school classroom. She would annoy her high school teachers, respectfully questioning their statements and offering them thoughtful feedback on their teaching. She would frustrate the administration, firmly insisting that every single student has the right to self-regulate and get centering time and physical activity in between every single class. She would shut down the bullies and empower the quiet students. She would be a disruptor. A changemaker. An advocate. --- We took a chance on Blue Sky School because we were concerned a traditional high school experience would harm our daughter. She is smart and talented, but also sensitive, moral and inquisitive. I often describe my daug

A New Experience!- By Madison

Today we had a very exciting experience. Blue Sky School went to Algonquin college to judge a competition. A few students in the interactive, media, design (i.m.d) program designed some different apps and programs. Each team had a different client and they had to create a product that matched there clients requests. Each of us was assigned 2 or 3 groups. We went to those groups and heard about there projects and asked questions. On our computers, we had a scoring sheet. We rated different categories like how they explained there display, how they displayed their project etc. Everybody's project was amazing. They were so creative and all of there displays were so cool. We have never had a chance to be judges like this before. It was such a neat oppurtunity and we learned so many things like the importance of teamwork, integrity, accountability and so much more. We are very grateful for this oppurtunity that Algonquin College has given us.

Are trips to Made Mill-By Madison

Blue Sky School has just begun partnering with a business called Made Mill. Made Mill is a company that helps people design and invent. For example, if you have a design on paper they could 3D print it for you so you can have a prototype of our design. Made Mill is located at Bayview Yards innovation centre. Will, Tom, Rebecca, and Peter from Made Mill have been helping us with a special project that they have given us. To design the city of the future. We have been designing in 2 different ways.The first thing we did was virtual reality. This is how virtual reality works. You put on a headset and you have a remote, it is like you have gone into another world. With the remotes, we all drew something we thought would make a difference in the future for the future. It was so amazing to see all of our creative and unique ideas. The second thing that we did was 3D printing. We used a program called "". is a website that allows you to create custom 3D pr