A favorite aspect of CIVA’s academic program includes our weekly forums. A high school forum is similar to a full school assembly. The purpose of which is to foster a greater feeling of community amongst the staff and students. A wide variety of activities make our forums and all of our school assemblies meaningful and enjoyable for both students and staff alike.
As many of our students are interested in the performing arts, we provide them with a time to showcase their talents during our weekly forums. It is very common for a student to sing a song, recite a poem, deliver a monologue, give a speech or perform a dance. It is a positive way for students to build their presentation skills and grow in confidence with a friendly and encouraging audience. These essential skill sets will help our students excel beyond the classroom and walls of our school into our community and most importantly, their futures.
To honor and learn from our exchange students throughout the course of the year, each international student will give a presentation on their country of origin. This is a very engaging way for our students to learn about other countries and cultures. Our forums present educational opportunities for our students in unique, enticing and exciting ways.
It is also common for students to receive awards during our high school forum’s such as honor roll, dean’s list or receive recognition for athletic accomplishments. As students earn entrance into colleges, we celebrate their accomplishments with that as well. This creates an encouraging environment and our students quickly learn that they have a very strong support system behind them!
Community is built through shared experiences; our community gathers at least once a week to celebrate and encourage one another in our unique, inspiring high school forums.