Students

Victoria Burke

Victoria BurkeAlum, Class of 2015

What is your school day like? What is your favorite part of the day?
My school day is usually very productive. Even on my off days I have teachers and friends who can help me with whatever I struggle with or didn’t understand in class. My favorite part of the day is transitioning between classes. I enjoy being able to see and greet everyone by name, and it brightens up my day.

What makes the School of the Future experience different from others you’ve had?
The SOF experience is unlike any other because there is a strong, diverse, community where everyone is invited to bring who they are to the table. The teachers do a remarkable job of creating safe spaces and making sure learning is not only fun but challenging. They also allow us to voice our opinions and give feedback so that all learning needs of the classroom can be met.

What other activities/programs (at SOF or outside of the school) are you involved with?
At SOF I am involved with the class representatives and I have also participated in the MOTH. Outside of school I am taking epidemiology at Hunter through college now, and volunteer at my church’s soup kitchen.

What do friends and others ask you about SOF? What do you tell them?
People always jokingly ask if we have awesome new technology, escalators, or even flying saucers. Unfortunately, I have to tell them we are  not that advanced yet. However we do have many great learning resources and extracurricular activities available to guarantee that all needs are met. I also tell them that what makes us SOF is that we are tackling learning in a way that prepares us for our futures in the real world. Because we are not a test taking school, teachers  are able to follow the curriculum and still be flexible enough to teach us more about what interests us as students which is really awesome.

What do you want to do when you graduate SOF?
After graduating SOF, I plan to go on to college, majoring in biology or pre-med and pursue a career in the medical field. I also plan to keep in touch with the  strong network of friends and teachers I’ve made here at SOF.

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