Truckee High School's push to provide a more hands-on, career-based curriculum continued this year with the implementation of the nationwide Gone Boarding program, a design workshop that allows students to create an array of different boards.
Similar to a traditional woodworking class students are taught how to design, shape and fabricate skateboards, snowboards, surfboards and standup paddleboards.
"This is a class that makes students want to come to school," said Truckee High School Principal Logan Mallonee. "They're more successful in core classes because they show up because they're excited about Gone Boarding," she said, adding that students have to use components of their core classes to design these boards. (Read More...)