Conner Prairie (4th Grade)
All 4th graders in the district enjoy a multi-day experience at Conner Prairie
, a local living history museum. Custom designed by our teacher-in-residence, Amy Murch
, students experience a unique curriculum that enhances their history and science academic standards by utilizing Conner Prairie's 1,000-acre facility that recreates 19th century life along the White River through live historical interpreters, buildings, and reenactments.
Fishers Maker Playground (5th Grade)
The Fishers Maker Playground is located inside Hub & Spoke. During the school year, students in fifth grade students will be lead in various hands-on projects in an effort to develop a better understanding of STEM. These students will embark on an experience that encourages the use of creativity and problem-solving necessary for the maker mindset. The goal is for HSE fifth grades to be given the agency to discover a question whether it be scientific, personal or artistic and follow it through the learning process.
Secondary (7-12) Level
At the secondary level, we strive to provide innovative course offerings and work-based learning opportunities. From the classroom to the real world, our students build their skills through unique applications of their learning. While we continue to expand these opportunities, we invite you to learn more about our current offerings below.
Camp Tecumseh (7th Grade)
Located northwest of Delphi, IN on the banks of the Tippecanoe River, Camp Tecumseh
is an YMCA outdoor learning center that hosts HSE Schools' 7th grade students for a 3-day/2-night study trip. Students primarily learn experiential math and science-based lessons that incorporate the forests, water, flora, fauna, and open fields in a 600-acre classroom. The program provides leadership opportunities for high school counselors who work in tandem to lead groups of about eight 7th
graders through nearly twenty lessons. In addition, students canoe, rock climb, square dance, and more!
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
High School students can take classes in Biomedical Science, Computer Science, and Engineering that are designed by Project Lead the Way
, a national organizing that is "focused on empowering students and transforming the teaching experience." Teachers of these classes receive specified training from PLTW to transform their classrooms to engage students with real-world learning experiences.
Career Exploration Internships
Designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers, career exploration internships emphasize applying skills developed through instruction and learning new career competencies at the internship site. The internship is tailored to the unique interests and potential career of the student to help the student determine if it is the correct career path for them.
Post-secondary Career Experience
Students can gain valuable hands-on experience built into their class schedule in a variety of career fields. Nursing, welding, cosmetology, automotive service and repair, dentistry, and law enforcement are just a few of the careers that students can explore with the option to earn credits towards a local two-year college or university.