Third Future Schools: Dyad Program​

Our mission is to provide students with opportunities and experiences like nowhere else.

We believe that learning happens everywhere – both inside and outside of the classroom. To ensure that our students are introduced to as many experiences as possible during their time at our school, we have created the Dyad Program.

For this program, we group two grades together: 3rd + 4th, 5th + 6th, 7th + 8th. Students in these grades are given a set of requirements to complete within that two year period. How they complete the requirements is up to them.

requirements:

A range of life experiences and educational ventures such as:

  • Traveling to another country
  • Learning graphic design or virtual reality
  • Participating in sports
  • Participating in performing arts
  • Learning about health and fitness
  • Volunteering for community service

Oftentimes, students will meet many of these requirements outside of school, by playing on their local sports team, volunteering in their community, performing in local events, or traveling with their family. However, Third Future Schools also provides opportunities to complete requirements.

The Dyad Program is based on the concept that learning comes from the acquisition of 3 things:

Knowledge

Perspective

Experience

Some students will even get the chance to travel internationally with Third Future Schools. Examples of Dyad classes offered at Third Future Schools:

  • Martial Arts
  • Video Production
  • Piano & Music
  • Fundamentals
  • Photography
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Soccer
  • Sports & Media
  • Illustration/Digital Art
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Fitness & Cycling
  • Dance
  • Poetry & Performance
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Dyad Travel Requirements

Opportunities for 7th-grade students to travel out-of-state and 8th-grade students to travel abroad! We want our students to have strong content knowledge AND broad perspective. That’s why we invest in student travel.

In 2024, eligible 7th-grade students traveled to Washington, D.C. at the end of May. Eligible 8th-grade students traveled to Quebec, Canada. 

Opportunities to travel out-of-state may be available to select 6th-grade students. Contact your school leadership for more information.

Dyad Consultants

Are you passionate about working with youth? Do you have a unique skill set that would enrich the lives of students in your community, and better prepare them for a rich and fulfilling life? If so, we would love to hear from you!

  • Flexible/part-time schedule
  • Flexible class options
  • Hours offered M-Th between 8am-5pm

Example classes include: Photography, Design, Yoga, Coding, Musical Instruments, Comic Book Illustration, Sculpting, Mural Making, Weight Lifting, Foreign Language, and more! We want to expose our students to the wealth of knowledge that exists in their own community all around them. What are you an expert in? Come show our kids what you know.

Contractor agrees to fulfill the following
responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver specialized instruction for K-8 students each scheduled school day
  • Model behavior quality and habits of success
  • Collaborate with teachers to assess student progress and provide grades (pass/fail) in accordance with school procedures and regulations
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures
  • Provide availability to engage parents and families to support student learning
  • Exhibit professionalism and leadership skills
  • Be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Dates, times, and locations are subject to change

Dyad requirements will be tracked by the school and students will be given plenty of opportunities to meet these requirements. If you have any questions about the Dyad Program, or for more information, please contact your school’s Dyad Coordinator:

Aurora,
CO

Dyad Coordinator:

Lauren McLaughlin
lauren.mclaughlin@thirdfuture.org
Colorado Springs,
CO

Dyad Coordinator:

Rachel Gregor
rachel.gregor@thirdfuture.org
Shreveport,
LA

Dyad Coordinator:

Coming soon! Please contact Jill McCall for any Dyad related questions
jill.mccall@thirdfuture.org
Beaumont,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Jonisty Knighton
jonisty.knighton@thirdfuture.org
Beaumont,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Jonisty Knighton
jonisty.knighton@thirdfuture.org
Midland,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Lydia Mathis
lydia.mathis@thirdfuture.org
Austin,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Dominique Thomason
dominique.thomason@thirdfuture.org
Jasper,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Jonisty Knighton
jonisty.knighton@thirdfuture.org
Baton Rouge,
LA

Dyad Coordinator:

Johnisty Knighton
jonisty.knighton@thirdfuture.org
Midland,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Lydia Mathis
lydia.mathis@thirdfuture.org
Beaumont,
TX

Dyad Coordinator:

Jonisty Knighton
jonisty.knighton@thirdfuture.org