"The Flex curriculum is divided into a four year cycle. Each year has a unique theme, focus questions, primary and secondary sources, and literature.
[The Flex Program is currently updating our curriculum as we are on a regularly scheduled curricular cycle. Please check back soon for updates.]
During this year, students will study the concepts of cultural-anthropology as well as the history, culture, and literature of the Middle East and Russia. Students will also focus on developing an understanding of genocide, paying special attention to the Holocaust and the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides.
During this year, students will study the history, culture, literature, and philosophy of “Western Civilization.” Students will focus on the “canon” of Western Literature by examining works from Shakespeare, Chaucer, Voltaire, and others. Students will also examine the history of Europe from Ancient Greece and Rome to World War I.
During this year, students will study the history, culture, and literature of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Indian Sub-Continent. Students will also focus on literature that reflects a global, diverse, and authentic point-of-view of the regions studied.
During this year, students will study the history, culture, and literature of the United States from pre-colonial America to the modern day.
“The Flex Program is a national model for the best in K-12 education. In this time of enormous external pressures on teachers and schools for accountability, Flex represents what most educators believe are the most critical components of a quality educational experience.”
Dr. David Schoem
(Director of Michigan Community Scholars Program
Adj. Associate Professor, Sociology University of Michigan)