Jordan Lake School
of the Arts
At Jordan Lake School of the Arts, building strong social skills in an organic way is a key
in our approach to developing the whole child.
Playwell Technology ® has created a unique hands on program that addresses core curriculum
components but also assists students to use problem solving and open ended thinking as well
as including math, science, and engineering activities. A sense of teamwork as well as
developing innovative thinking capabilities, self- confidence, and fine and gross motor abilities.
TEAMBUILDING AND GROUP LEARNING
A significant part of our academic day is structured through group learning and team building
exercises. Built into these extensively planned exercises are the development and assignment
of specific roles for each child that matches and stretches their current skill level. From daily
routines to actively problem solving as a group, we value not how fast we reach the finish line,
but that we all reach it together.
Our hands on learning program encourages students at Jordan Lake School of the Arts to
learn, expand, and care for their school environment through daily activities as well as learning
to produce and complete an annual group project from concept to realization. Students
maintain hiking trails, build and plant raised gardens, create outdoor classrooms and more.
Through working as a team, students develop a strong work ethic, an investment in the school
community, and a real world means of applying educational concepts and social skills in
Promoting life long skills in stress reduction and health through a once weekly yoga practice benefits all students. With a skilled instructor capable of modifying for students as needed they learn anxiety reduction, increase flexibility and physical stamina, and develop body awareness and confidence. Yoga is a tool students can benefit from for life.
MORNING HIKE & SERVICE LEARNING
Students enjoy a regulating hike lakeside every morning. An engaging and inspiring way to start each day from sighting herons, eagles, and more, to balancing on fallen logs and skipping stones, students love this daily ritual. Two days per week, JLSA students partner with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to pick up litter and clean the shoreline along the lake to the Bell's Church Pier for community service hours.
Our hands on learning program encourages students at Jordan Lake School of the Arts to learn about, interact
with and care for an array of animals. Through the years we have provided care for our resident cats, Peaches
& Tab, Rory our Aussie pup, and menagerie of creatures. Being a steward of the earth also means respecting
all residents, and we care deeply for our animal friends.
SEE SPOT READ®
SSR literacy program is an exciting reading skills development tool offered to all JLSA students. During a See
Spot Read session, each JLSA student has the opportunity to interact with a service dog by sitting with them
and reading to them aloud in front of a small group. See Spot Read works with children to develop and
enhance reading skills, develop confidence in reading aloud, reduce anxiety to dogs, and share in a joyful