Experiential education is a program where educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, and develop student’s capacity to contribute to their communities. The experiences are structured to require the learner to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for results. Learners are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, soulfully, and physically.
“Graduates of Aspen High School consistently rank their Ex Ed experiences as the most formative in their high school careers. It is truly unique to have such an array of course offerings all steeped in teachers’ passions. The opportunity to meet new people, experience new places, and build community is unparalleled.”