High School is a lesson in Independence. Living real life, now.

WyldFlower does not use a set curriculum that we then coerce students through.  Instead, we’ve carefully created an enriched environment, with resources, that learners can use to develop as passionate, curious, and capable individuals who find meaning in their day-to-day lives.

The final stage at WyldFlower finds students taking their experience, skills and passions to a more focused level.  With a staff member as a facilitator, learners will begin looking at what their future might hold.  Monthly meetings allow for setting outcomes and reflecting on processes set up to help individuals successfully transition from WyldFlower to the adult world.

Students engage in:

  • Participating in WJC
  • Attending School Meeting
  • Research in Health and Wellness 
  • Helping budget for student costs
  • Journey Project: 3/year
  • Engaging in 1 internship experience
  • Community Service

Learners will choose a pathway they want to focus on. 

A Pathway could be preparing for college, getting a job, or traveling. Whatever the learner has their mind set on, staff facilitate a process that ends with a plan.

Further Education:  For individuals wanting to take a formal educational path.

  • Set up ACT or placement tests along with tutoring for test prep.
  • Fill out necessary applications (enrollment and financial aid).
  • Apply for grants for financial aid needed to be filled out and practice the interview process.
  • Dual enrollment at Sheridan Community College opportunity. 
  • Build a resume with committees served, service and volunteer hours and activities that were participated in.

Workforce:  For individuals ready to get in the job market or start their own business.

  • Build a resume with committees served, service and volunteer hours and activities that were participated in.
  • Apply for various fields of work that might be interesting.
  • Work part time during the week (job or internship).
  • Practice the interview process.

Explore: Some individuals will want to extend their natural learning experience by traveling the world or living in a different place to experience life at their new adult stage (but don’t have a professional career in mind.)

  • Plan where one will be after their WyldFlower journey ends.
  • Determine how they will support themselves through this experience (Job, Skills).
  • Build a resume with committees served, internships, volunteer hours, and activities that were participated in.

No matter the path chosen, learners will be encouraged and meetings will include questions on how they are approaching life with a holistic healthy approach.  We use our ‘Roots’ to give a structure, along with questions learners will reflect on:


Self-development, or personal development,  involves intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth that allows a person to live a productive and satisfying life within their society. 

Civic Engagement

Civic’s is a hands-on, daily experience at WyldFlower.  Learners are engaged in an ongoing project of running a democracy.  They learn the importance of community involvement, the concept of justice, and what it takes to be a citizen for a healthy democracy to operate. 

Environmental Awareness

To understand the delicate balance of our environment and the importance of its protection one must fully experience and be immersed in nature, in the wild. To accomplish this we spend a significant portion of our day outside daily/weekly. Nature play significantly improves all aspects of child development – physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Playing outdoors grows resilience, self-confidence, initiative, creativity and more. Immersing ourselves in our surroundings also leads to lifelong stewardship.

The current world we are in is dynamic and individuals will need to be flexible and learn to reinvent themselves as they evolve into adulthood. As author Yuval Noah Harrari puts it:

“Besides information, most schools also focus too much on providing students with a set of predetermined skills, such as solving differential equations, writing computer code in C++, identifying chemicals in a test tube, or conversing in Chinese…

Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching “the four Cs” — critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. More broadly, they believe, schools should downplay technical skills and emphasize general-purpose life skills. Most important of all will be the ability to deal with change, learn new things, and preserve your mental balance in unfamiliar situations. To keep up with the world of 2050, you will need to do more than merely invent new ideas and products, but above all, reinvent yourself again and again.”

Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind

Pathways supports learners as they enter this world we now find ourselves in. By giving an open framework that supports rather than pressures learners, they can confidently grow into the adult they are meant to become.

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“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.” -Plato