Bell Intermediate Academy

Exploration Program


Student Goals:

  • Students will have an increased sense of belonging at Bell Intermediate Academy.
  • Students will explore a personal interest area in a safe environment.
  • Students will build relationships with both students and adults around common interests.
  • Students will experience greater success in school.
  • Students will be better prepared for extracurricular activities when they reach middle school.

Staff Expectations:

  • Staff will provide a safe, engaging environment for the exploration programs.
  • Staff will work to build relationships with and between students in their exploration programs.
  • Staff will organize at least two activities (one per semester) for their exploration groups outside of the exploration program times. (These could include field trips, special events, joint exploration gatherings, extended project time, etc.)
  • Leadership Expectations:

  • Leadership will organize student exploration groups and maintain all program data.
  • Leadership will help with brainstorming, planning, organizing of any exploration group’s programming inside or outside of the exploration program time on Thursday mornings.
  • Leadership will help find and acquire resources for the exploration programs.
  • Leadership will lead reflection and revision with staff to ensure program effectiveness.
  • Bell Intermediate Academy

    Exploration Program Calendar Dates 2016-2017

    Red Days -- 1st & 3rd ThursdaysBlue Days -- 2nd & 4th Thursdays
    August 18thAugust 25th
    September 1stSeptember 22nd
    September 15thSeptember 29th (5th Thursday)
    October 6thOctober 13th
    November 3rdOctober 27th
    November 17thNovember 10th
    December 1stDecember 8th
    December 15thJanuary 12th
    January 19thJanuary 26th
    February 2ndFebruary 9th
    February 16thFebruary 23rd
    March 2ndMarch 9th
    March 16thMarch 23rd
    April 6thApril 13th
    April 20thApril 27th
    May 4thMay 11th
    May 18th

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    Exploration Program Student Options


    • Active Kids
    • Art
    • Board Games
    • Dance & Aerobics
    • Dodgeball
    • Drama
    • Earth/Environmental/Animal
    • Production/News/Photography
    • STARS (Sisters Talking About Real Stuff)
    • Techies
    • Readers/Techies
    • Cooking/Fashion/Craft
    • Cheer & Spirit
    • Circle the State/Honors Choir
    • Future Problem Solvers
    • Lego
    • Robotics
    • Video Games
    • Yearbook
    • Young Authors