Horizons at MHS

Tenth Grade Horizons

Place-Based Learning

The sophomore year is when we connect with the world around us. We explore the landscape beyond the MHS campus, focusing on local environmental studies and farming, and we participate in workshops that emphasize the history, politics, and economics of the Berkshire region. We also step off-campus with class-wide service projects and small-group visits to Horizons sites. This hands-on activism paves the way for further exploration of nonprofit organizations in the junior year.

On campus, we help prepare and grow vegetables in our campus garden. As a class, we unpack access community-wide and support off-campus initiatives in the community that help specifically with food access. We learn about the Community Agriculture (CSA) model while harvesting vegetables at local farms and
gleaning food for area food shelves. We have brainstormed ways to improve sustainability on campus and have partnered with local environmental organizations to learn about community conservation efforts. We pitch in to help, too!

Second Year Place Based Learning

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  • September - November

    In the fall, students participate in class-wide service projects that emphasize food, farming, and environmental studies as they explore the Berkshire landscape and make global connections.
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  • November - May

    For the remainder of the year, sophomores volunteer in small groups at sites that emphasize community service.
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  • 10th Grade Projects

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"I was so excited to work off campus andwith children. Thanks to Sophomore Horizons, I learned how I could best volunteer in my community." - 10th Grade Student
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