Kedge Time

At Paradigm, we teach our scholars how to think, not what to think. We also encourage scholars to own their education. Owning one’s education involves skills in planning, goal setting, monitoring class status, and engaging in skill levels tailored to the individual. Scholars create a mission plan, a charter element established in our initial charter.

Kedge Time (or “Kedge” for short) is a first period class that offers multiple opportunities to facilitate the charter mission and goals! Last year (2021-22) was our first year of Kedge implementation. With feedback fro mentors and parents, we have made some adjustments to keep goal implementation moving forward. Here are elements of Kedge this coming year (2022-23):

  • Each scholar will attend an A Day and B Day Kedge, one focusing on English Language Arts and one focusing on Math.
  • Computer software in every Kedge to support individual skill improvement. Scholars have the opportunity to fill gaps in learning or jump ahead!
  • Mentoring in metacognition (owning one’s education and discovering best modes of learning for one’s self).
  • Grades earned in Kedge class will be part of the grade earned in Math and Seminar classes.
  • Scholar class elections and congress participation.
  • Mission plans are created and updated.
  • Service opportunities.
  • Regular planning, goal setting, and monitoring of class assignments.
  • One-one-one interviews of mentors.
  • Miscellaneous administrative items which reduces distractions during other class times.

Please lend your support as we work to give our all in mentoring your scholars in their individual journeys guided by our charter mission an goals.


  • I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!

    Julia H.

    I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.

    Jennifer L.

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