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Spring 2021


To help bring choice into a student's learning environment, educators need to find ways to add time into school's daily and weekly schedule. Genius Hour and passion clubs are two ways that allow for students to ask questions and seek answers through project-based learning while utilizing the core skills in each content area. The problem is that the option for having choices is missing from the middle school curriculum. The purpose of this school improvement plan is to create a hybrid of in-school and after-school clubs that provide students an opportunity to dig into their passions while expanding upon their academics in a unique way. A literature review was conducted to research the studies of Genius Hour, clubs, school connectedness, motivation, and choice. The literature review helps to support the school improvement plan and provide evidence of the need for future research.