Auxier Elementary - Wright Flight Partnership
2017 - 2018 - Mrs. Burns 5th Grade Class
We are excited to introduce a new leadership program, Wright Flight, to our 5th grade students at Auxier in 2018. Our "pilot" class was Mrs. Burns' homeroom class. This is an innovative leadership program where students study the history of aviation and learn about careers in aviation, using Leader in Me habits, and STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
After a very successful quarter of learning and a flight test, students took to the skies in our very first Wright Flight "Fly Day" on June 2, 2018.
About Wright Flight:
Wright Flight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to “helping kids reach new heights” in both their classrooms and their lives. Since its inception in 1986, over 20,000 students have graduated from the program. What motivated them? The chance to fly!
The Wright Flight program teaches that with hard-work, diligence, and focus no goal is out of reach-not even becoming a pilot. Passing the program is not easy as each student must achieve an academic or personal goal while simultaneously completing the Wright Flight curriculum and passing a final test. Only students who work hard enough graduate and only they earn the right to fly.