Eighth Grade - Foundation
During their eighth-grade year, Gould students get an introduction to what the Four Point Program encompasses. From adventuring on Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest and delving into snow science with park rangers to traveling to Boston and discovering rich American history, students develop a love of learning and an understanding of the world around them while getting a preview of what awaits them along their Gould journey.
Tenth Grade – Expression
During this time, students complete service projects, work with professional artists during multi-day workshops to develop their creative confidence, better understand service, participate in activities with Gould alumni, and strengthen their sense of place as it relates back to how they can impact their own communities.
Eleventh Grade – Awareness
It’s time for students to head outside and to the White Mountains for eight nights of winter camping. Away from modern conveniences, students learn more about themselves, their peers, the benefits of teamwork, personal responsibility, and that they are capable of doing challenging things.
Twelfth Grade – Independence
Welcome to the driver’s seat. Some students choose an independent service project that they are passionate about, others choose to venture out into various parts of the world. Whether it’s cleaning up the Ohio River or community service in Guatemala, the twelfth-grade independent project serves as the culmination of a student’s many Four Point travels and learnings.