• We are really excited about continuing Genius Hour at JAV this year!! 

    Genius Hour is a relatively new concept in the classroom but has been around in the business world for quite a long time. You may have heard the term 20% Time, coined by Google, a company that offers their employees 20% of their working hours devoted to a project of their choice – their passion – anything that may ultimately help the company.  

    JAV’s Genius Hour is on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.   Don't be alarmed if your child comes home and asks to bring items to school for Genius Hour: these items could be musical instruments, recipes, and/or materials to make something on Fridays.  

    First grade and Kindergarten look a little different.  Their Genius Hour consists of open centers to help students discover what their passions may be.   

    If you would like to learn more about why we are so excited about Genius hour, a couple of great resources include: