Inquiry Hub is an innovative secondary school, in the Coquitlam School District, where students pursue their own personal interests and dreams. About half of students’ time is scheduled with standard classes with a focus on project-based learning, while the remaining time is left unscheduled.
Students use their unstructured time to work on coursework, inquiry projects, and things that interest them. We focus on learning through the Internet, on student presentation and communication, and on cross-grade and cross-curricular learning.
Students who share a passion for knowing and investigation and want to use technology to learn. Inquiry Hub is for students who are seeking a smaller, cooperative learning environment where they can focus on their interests individually and in small teams – those who:
Inquiry Hub is a full-time secondary school for grades nine to twelve, which brings students together in a technology-facilitated environment and encourages them to explore their own questions and ideas.
Students graduate from iHub with a full Dogwood Diploma in addition to learning in an inquiry based environment and doing independent directed studies.
Approximately half of students’ time is spent in classes, such as Humanities, various sciences, PhysEd, or Foods. The remaining time is called DCL, or Dream Create Learn, so named for the student-created murals above the school gardens. This time is used by students to work on coursework (such as projects for Humanities), write tests, pursue their passions through inquiry projects or IDS’, or do something else that interests them, such as bake, write or experiment.
At iHub, students are encouraged to learn through and with technology; Every student must have a laptop, and much of each course is Internet-dependent. Students have access to a wide range of audio and video equipment, 3D printers, laser-cutters and robots; in fact, in most cases, these technologies are managed and taken care of by the students.
Besides coursework (though often including it), Inquiry Hub students work on some pretty amazing things.
Are you a student who’s impassioned to learn, to make and to change the world?
Yes, we're definitely a normal school. Totally.