"Dreamers" – Ages 5-7
Play based and heavily focused on developing social and emotional skills. This Studio is more Guide directed as systems, processes, and healthy behaviors are modeled and practiced. Eagles are ready to move out of Dreamers when they can consistently use words to resolve conflicts, can set simple goals, and can read level one Bob Books.
"Investigators" – Ages 6-9
Play based with a continued focus on social/emotional development and increased personal responsibility. In this Studio, academically, Eagles will focus primarily on developing literacy and simple math while engaging in hands on projects. Eagles begin to create and take charge of some systems modeled by the Guide and practice participating in Socratic discussions. Guide holds and models systems and works to hand over more and more responsibility to Eagles as freedom is earned. Eagles provide some mentorship within Dreamer Studio as appropriate.
"Creators" – Ages 8-13
Self-directed Core Skills and hands on Quests along with Civilization discussions and Writers' Workshops. Eagles take increased ownership of their Studio systems and accountability and should be capable of running their own Studio well in the absence of a Guide. Guide is a fully Socratic game-maker. Eagles provide some mentorship within Dreamer and Innovator Studios.
"Analysts" – Ages 11-14
Self-directed Core Skills and hands on Quests along with Civilization, Genre (Communications), and Deep Book reading. Increased responsibility for rigor of learning and freedom to create some projects based on personal interest. Stronger emphasis on individual research, writing, and presentation. Begin apprenticeships. Eagles are capable of consistently running their own Studio in the absence of a Guide. Guide is a fully Socratic game-maker. Eagles take on some Guide roles within Dreamer, Innovator and Creator Studios.
"Innovators" – Ages 14-18
Preparing for the next big adventure. Finishing badges that correspond to HS graduation requirements and playing the game necessary to get into college, knocking out some college credits, or planning/taking specific steps to accomplish other goals. Intentional apprenticeships/internships. Intentional connection with mentors. Guide is a mentor and fellow-traveler. Eagles take on some Guide roles within Creator and Analyst Studios.