Moments in TIDE

We are new to this, but we are very excited to announce TIDE will be starting a blog! The content will include: our learning philosophy, how TIDE started, information on our teachers and staff, and work by our students.

Tidal Dancers

Habits of Mind

The History of TIDE

Exciting Additions

Education Connections

The Library

A Small Insight on Sam

Machete License?

KombuchaGusto

Surfing Through School  

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Isabel

 

 

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” -Martha Graham One, and two, and three and Dance! Not all TIDE Academy students attend Tidal Dancers, but you can often see those who do taking brief pauses around the school to express themselves through dance. Tidal Dancers brings together adolescence ages 3 to 18 and provides a range of different dance classes. Not only do the current dance students love Tidal Dancers, it also has many other benefits for youth. Tidal Dancers was founded in 2016 by Emily Brown. Growing up in dance, Emily always wanted to create a space where children could have a creativeRead More →

There are many elements that help us find success in life. As students grow academically, personally and socially they grow in developing themselves within the world. At TIDE Academy we have students and parents with different goals, aspirations and outlooks on success.  Regardless of what students pursue after their time in school, there are tools we can integrate that will support them achieve their goals. Today, we focus on the Four B’s and the Habits of Mind.   What are the Habits of Mind? The Habits of Mind were developed by Costa and Kallick. They chose16 different aspects that students can use to approach dealingRead More →

We are back! It has been a fantastic holiday and we are all excited to be back at TIDE Academy for another term.  Over the break I thought a lot about how TIDE Academy has become what it is today. It’s been quite a ride for the school. TIDE Academy has had several locations, many families and currently has 60 students who range from numerous countries. But it hasn’t always been the TIDE Academy we see today. How exactly has TIDE Academy evolved into the school it is today? The Founder and Director of TIDE Academy is Chelsea Lisaius. Chelsea started the school in 2011 withRead More →

There have been many new things popping up at TIDE Academy. This ranges from classroom and playground improvements including the new library shelves, air-conditioned classrooms, a ping pong table, a salmon ladder for our Ninja Warrior course and more. We are very pleased with the progress of the school and are looking forward to continually adding to the physical features of the school. Although these upgrades are incredibly exciting, the most wonderful additions coming in January are not the building’s upgrades but the new staff members joining our team. We are delighted to announce two new staff members, Jaime and Alisa who will be joiningRead More →

One of the wonderful parts of working at an alternative school is the connections that you make with other like-minded programs. We are so grateful to have developed relationships with universities and schools that celebrate TIDE Academy’s vision and mission.  We are very excited to be collaborating with Arizona State University, THINK Global School and Niagara College. Arizona State University One of those education connections is with Arizona State University.  The Global Intensive Experience program is offered to undergraduate teacher assistants pursuing careers in health care and education. This Global Intensive Experience focuses on students who are interested in sharing their knowledge in STEM subjects.Read More →

The Library   We have a library!  Mike (one of the seniors) and I have become a bit invested in the school library. Thankfully, our online library system Booksource has helped us organize and categorize all the new books. It has been a shared project among the upper years students and we are excited to improve it in the upcoming months.   It really has been a community effort with the Library. Mike and ZJ have uploaded all the new books into the library system. ZJ has rapidly divided our fiction and non-fiction books as well as our Spanish books. A variety of students haveRead More →

One of the seniors at Tide Academy is Sam. Sam joined TIDE last year from Sacramento California. As Sam’s 12th grade History teacher I am always excited to hear his perspectives and personal outlook on life. Sam is analytical, enjoys critical thinking and open in sharing his opinions on almost anything. I sat down with Sam this week to talk about what he’s learned in high school and his plans for the future. 1. What are some of the most important things that you have learned about yourself while in high school? Not a lot of matters. In the big picture, not a whole lotRead More →

One of the electives currently offered at TIDE Academy is an Ecology/Gardening/ Scouts class. I know, that’s a lot of slashes, right? This is due the nature of the course. As the students interests and wonders have developed so has the direction of the elective. Although the same outcomes are achieved, in this popular elective, the road to reaching the outcomes has adapted along the way.  Their current mission is creating a jungle trial to explore the local ecosystem. Speaking of slashes, how does someone get a machete license? Interest in using a machete is a natural desire for some students and let’s be honest,Read More →

KombuchaGusto One of my favorite parts of teaching the Community Internship class at TIDE Academy is seeing students develop interests in areas that they might otherwise not explore. KombuchaGusto is a local business that was started by Victoria and has been growing over the years. Victoria came to TIDE earlier in the year to talk to the Community Internship classes. She discussed the process of starting her business, the history and health benefits of Kombucha and ways students could get involved. Zoe, one of the Community Internship students has since been learning how to make Kombucha and has been working with Victoria at the TamarindoRead More →

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Isabel   Throughout the year we will be focusing on Senior students’ lives and futures. The seniors at TIDE Academy come from a variety of places and bring with them diverse personalities.As the grade 11/12 History and Community Internship teacher, I am gifted with the wise words of the seniors daily and excited to share them. Today, we focus on Isabel. Isabel is one of our short-term students, who joined our team for the first semester this year. We sat down and talk to her about academics, advice for future short-term students and her future. Isabel is highlyRead More →