The third pillar of Wausau EGL’s curriculum is project based learning. This part of our curriculum is what really separates us from traditional learning. With traditional classes, it isn’t always easy to be in an individualized learning environment. At Wausau EGL, students choose challenging projects that they are interested in. Just like seminars, most projects are interdisciplinary and incorporate critical thinking. Computer programming, building a trebuchet, researching electronics and 3D printing are just a few examples of the endless opportunities that students have during project based time. Project based learning naturally develops future employment skills such as planning, time management, public speaking, and goal setting.
During their final year at Wausau EGL, seniors will complete a senior capstone project. This is a 200-hour project that utilizes the engineering design method to solve a problem. This intense and rigorous project spans the entire school year. In May, the seniors get to show off all of their hard work. It is clearly icing on the cake.