Extended Learning Experiences (ELE)

A 21st century education demands that students have an understanding of other people and cultures; the ability to work in a team, critical thinking, strong communication skills, decision-making skills, are multi-lingual, high-tech and well-traveled. Extended learning refers to the acquisition of knowledge and experience that can be gained beyond the classroom experience. Extended learning experiences build the foundation that will allow our students to succeed in a global society. Going to Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center to see a band, orchestra, or chorus competition, clinic, or concert gives students the opportunity to learn how to perform. When students visit Albany, New York or Washington, D.C. and see legislation debated or meet with an elected official, they see the real face of government. CAACS students have traveled to the Hayden Planetarium, the Schomburg Museum, Green Meadows Farms, the NY Hall of Science, Mickey's Magic Show at Madison Square Garden, the Brooklyn and Queens Botanical Gardens, and more.