North Bay Innovation School

The North Bay Innovation School (NBI) is a completely new learning community with a focus on Project-Based Learning and a truly personalized approach to learning. Students will master the content knowledge for college and the essential skills for career and life.

  • Students plan their academic, college and career goals, mentored by a teacher who understands their aspirations.
  • Teachers facilitate collaborative projects where students can build and demonstrate cognitive skills.
  • Students work through content and assessments at their own pace. Teachers individualize instruction using real-time data.
  • Students work with teacher mentors to develop a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, and self-directed learning skills.

NBI will be based on the proven success of the Summit Learning Platform.

What does "Radical Personalization" mean?

Key Features

  • Weekly 1-on-1 Mentor Meetings with students
  • 25 to 1 Student to Mentor ratio
  • Minimum 12 Units College of Marin Credit
  • Cutting-edge Integrated Learning Management System
  • Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard Aligned
  • "Radically Personalized" Learning Environment

The School Culture

NBI strives to be a learning community where faculty and students learn and pursue interests together. Faculty guides are both teachers and mentors.

Most learning experiences at NBI – projects, internships and courses – will involve creating and building. The products of this work – the tangible outputs of learning experiences will be shared in “Exhibitions of Learning” with the NBI school community – the students, their teachers and parents. These will include recitals, demonstrations, presentations and explanations.