BLC is a very unique education alternative designed especially
to serve the intense and
unique needs of highly gifted children.
This program was developed and created out of necessity. When our founder
was unable to find an appropriate educational option that could serve her highly gifted child's exceptional learning
needs as well as sensitivities, she took on the task as a social entrepreneur, community activist and change agent to
create an education model that would serve her student and others who had similar needs.
The highly gifted student adores learning. This is a need which must be supported and valued by the adults
who have the intention and responsibility to educate them.
At BLC we find the
spark and feed it into a roaring fire. We nurture Curiosity. Curiosity is the ability to wonder and question, to have the
courage and willingness to seek answers.
At BLC we have a different philosophy: we value questions over answers, process
over product; great questions over pat answers. Mistakes are honored as great teachers, instead of being treated
as reasons for shame.
Too many teaching institutions, aka schools
or academies, focus on outcome-based education which is far too limiting for gifted learners.
prefer the freedom to participate in developing their educational plans and be as self directed as much as possible. Since
students are the biggest stake holders in this process, it's only fair that their voices are heard and included as an
integral part of academic planning.
We choose collaboration instead of foisting an institutional "one-size
fails-all" plan onto our students.
When learners take ownership of their education
plan there is an investment that receives the learner's respect. By allowing that investment we avoid battles over
performance, motivation and compliance. Our students enjoy executing their education plans because they participated in designing