The Basic School
Pioneer Springs Community School strives to embody the ideas of the late Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as outlined in his book, The Basic School: A Community for Learning. The Basic School provides a new vision of the role formal education can play in the lives of students; one in which the various languages of learning are used to gain insight into the human experience, and which addresses all aspects of students’ development to prepare them for lifelong learning and success. The touchstone for decision making at Pioneer Springs will always be: “Is this best for children?”
According to The Basic School by Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, there are four building blocks to promote each student’s learning.
YEAR OF THE BEE
Bee education and hives on campus.
PSCS is celebrating "The Year of the Honey Bee". Pioneer Springs Community School students will be involved in all aspects of beekeeping from beginning to end. With the guidance of the Nature Education Coordinator and the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association, students will prepare a proper apiary location, build a bee hive, learn beekeeping techniques, and eventually harvest honey. As students move into High School, the ultimate goal is to integrate beekeeping into a sustainable agriculture program. Having an apiary on campus will enable participating students to become North Carolina Certified Beekeepers prior to graduating high school.
Learn more about what students have done this year and the plans for the future here.
Check the Events Calendar for more information.
Information session/Campus Tour for accepted families
Family Bike Ride
Last day for Toss n Sauce Early Bird pricing
Toss n' Sauce
6th & 7th grade Spring into the Woods