Student Characteristics

​Students at JDAL

  • Are in grades 6-12
  • Are interested in project-based learning
  • Want to become independent, self-directed learners
  • Have chosen JDAL
  • Would benefit from a smaller, personalized learning community
  • Have an area of passion that cannot be met in traditional school setting
  • Are open to a new model of learning
  • Have parent support
  • Are interested in using technology
  • Could be underachieving in current setting
  • Have a willingness to learn time management and independent work skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate maturity level to work with peers/adults
  • Demonstrate mismatch between ability and performance
  • Are interested in learning that replicates the real world
  • Want learning to be meaningful to them, their issues, their community

JDAL is for any student who wants to learn in a project-based environment.

Student Interest Form


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