2018-19 Enrollment Information Session

Today, we welcomed many grade 6 and some grade 7 parents to the FA space! We shared a little bit of information about the history of FA, our philosophy, as well as the key pillars of the FA program. Below you will find a copy of the presentation we shared, the student perspectives video and…

Capstone Project and Conference

For the Capstone Project, Grade 8 students engaged with the local community in a meaningful way through three lenses: economic, environmental, and social. With guidance, they independently inquired into a specific area, identifying an area of need relevant to the local community. Students created two primary products that reflected their investigation and understanding of the…

Project Legacy

How do societies meet their needs? How do external factors impact the adaptation of a species?   In this scenario based project, students worked in small groups to inquire into how a society meets its various needs. In their groups, students were challenged to select a settlement location based on environmental and geographic factors as…

Project Consume Exhibition

In Project Consume, students selected a consumer product to investigate. In their investigation they determined the chemical compounds and traced the origins of those ingredients. In tracing the origin, students located parts of the world that the compound is sourced from. Using the sustainability triangle, they examined and evaluated the impact of extracting that resource.…

2017-18 Enrolment: Parent Information Session

Are you a grade 6 parent? Want to find out more about Futures Academy and if it is right for your child? Please join us on November 23rd at 10 a.m. in the Futures Academy space for a parent information session. In the meanwhile, please explore our website and let us know if you have…

Grade 7 and 8 Exhibitions Coming Soon!

Wow! It has been a busy first project. We are pleased to announce that next week will feature both our grade 7 and grade 8 exhibitions.   [embeddoc url=”http://blogs.isb.bj.edu.cn/futuresacademy/files/2016/09/EXHIBITION.pdf”] Grade 7 – What’s My Identity? When: Thursday, September 29th, 10:25-11:35 & 1:55-3:00 Where: Library   Grade 8 – What drives innovation? When: Friday, September 30th,…

Back to School Night!

Welcome Futures Academy Parents to our website and blog! On our website you will find plenty of useful information such as information about the grade 7 and grade 8 units, our current project schedule, facilitator bios, reporting practices and more. While you are here, please subscribe to our blog to ensure you stay updated throughout…

2016-17 School Year About to Start!

The FA facilitators have been busy worker bees getting ready for students on Monday. We are very excited this year to continue working with our ever growing community. A few pieces of exciting news We are almost at capacity! Our community has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two years and this year…

GIN Conference Success

The Grade 8 FA students and facilitators have had a busy couple weeks. So busy that we even had a “working weekend”. Our trip to the GIN (Global Issues Network) Conference at SCIS was extremely valuable and will further the grade 8s understanding of glocal issues and how to design solutions – essential for the…