Phoenix is an experience-driven learning community that gives kids the tools, thoughts, and experiences that will help them become the best versions of themselves and fosters their development as contributors to society. At Phoenix, we emphasize process over product, implementing project-based learning through our curriculum to help students think critically, explore deeply, challenge themselves, contribute positively to their world, and learn more from their failures and celebrate their successes. Our core values are creativity, perseverance, citizenship, and empathy. Inviting all homeschool students in grades K-8 to join the student community of The Phoenix School. In multi-aged student teams, use STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to take on a variety of experiential and hands-on projects that spark creativity, ingenuity, problem solving, and real-world connections.
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The Phoenix Through Time
Watch the video. The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien Prince from another world. Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home. A boy, raised by wolves, is found at the age of ten. He is named Lucan and sent to a scientific institution to become civilized. All grown up, Lucan Kevin Brophy leaves to find his family, but not all are convinced that he won't revert to his wild ways. A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity.
Ancient legend paints a picture of a magical bird, radiant and shimmering, which lives for several hundred years before it dies by bursting into flames. It is then reborn from the ashes, to start a new, long life. So powerful is the symbolism that it is a motif and image that is still used commonly today in popular culture and folklore. The legendary phoenix is a large, grand bird, much like an eagle or peacock. It is brilliantly coloured in reds, purples, and yellows, as it is associated with the rising sun and fire. Sometimes a nimbus will surround it, illuminating it in the sky. Its eyes are blue and shine like sapphires.
Associated with fire and the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some legends say it dies in a show of flames and combustion, others that it simply dies and decomposes before being born again. The phoenix symbolized renewal in general, as well as entities and concepts such as the Sun, time, the Roman Empire , Christ , Mary , and virginity. That word is probably a borrowing from a West Semitic word for madder , a red dye made from Rubia tinctorum. The word Phoenician appears to be from the same root, meaning 'those who work with red dyes'. So phoenix may mean 'the Phoenician bird' or 'the purplish-red bird'. The phoenix myth is also part of early Christian traditions. Some scholars have speculated that these early phoenix legends may have their origins in the bennu of Egyptian mythology. However, the Egyptian sources regarding the bennu are often problematic and open to a variety of interpretations. Some of these sources may have actually been influenced by Greek notions of the phoenix, rather than the other way around.