How One School Is Sustaining A Culture Of Engagement And Leadership


(December 1, 2020) – Seeing students dancing on tables is a dream come true for Kevin Wheat, Principal of Allen Jay Preparatory Academy in High Point, North Carolina. Chants, clapping and dancing may seem at odds with the hushed school halls recalled by many, but it’s just one of the ways that Wheat and his team have been thinking about learning a little differently at AJ Prep.

At AJ Prep, student participation at the combined levels of body and mind is seen as crucial to academic success and student wellbeing. Crucially, a holistic framework for teaching has helped the school maintain a culture of engagement, even as the Covid-19 pandemic has constrained in-person instruction.

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