Big Picture wants to make schools better for our young people. Their philosophy is grounded in educating 'one student at a time'.
They design break-through public schools, research and replicate new designs for education, train educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities, and actively engage the public as participants and decision makers in the education of our youth.
Big Picture believes that true learning takes place when each student is an active participant in his or her education, when his or her course of study is personalised by teachers, parents and mentors who know him or her well, and when school-based learning is blended with outside experiences that heighten the student's interest.
Big Picture schools have been trialled successfully overseas and in Australia. The success and proliferation of Big Picture schools is due to their ability to achieve exceptionally high student attendance rates (94% on average) and very low drop-out rates (2% on average). In the USA Big Picture delivers on its promise to provide students with the skills and assistance needed to gain acceptance to tertiary institutions, with 99% of Big Picture graduates being accepted into college (the equivalent of a University or TAFE in Australia).
Our Foundation is providing Big Picture Education Australia with a long term grant of $870,000 over three years. With our funding Big Picture will be able to undertake research and teacher training programs to help prove their model in Australia.
See how Big Picture is making a difference by watching their short video.