Join us for an Informational Open House on Tuesday, January 17th from 6:00 - 7:30pm in Room 8850 @ CVHS. Mosaic teachers, students, and parents will be available to answer questions. 

We are also available for registration assistance on Monday, January 23rd at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30pm in the Main Library @ CVHS.


Mosaic Background

The Mosaic Collective is a “school within a school” at Castle View High School, built to promote the pure joy of learning by moving toward:

  • lessening the coercive nature of public education
  • true independent inquiry
  • community outreach and student involvement in their communities

These tenets are embodied through a strong focus on relationships, time management, planning, and reflection. Teachers are collaborators, and as such, they work with students to discover what/when/how to learn.

Student Testimonials

Conducting Inquiry

Community Involvement

Lessening the Coercive Nature of School


Registration Options Available for 2017- 2018

  • Mosaic 1.0 = 1 period in Mosaic  (a new Mosaic Independent Inquiry option for students not currently in Mosaic)
  • Mosaic 4.0 = 2 periods in Mosaic, 2 periods in tradition CVHS courses (per semester)
  • Mosaic 6.0 = 3 periods in Mosaic, 1 period in a traditional CVHS course (per semester)

Mosaic 1.0

Is there something you want to explore but need time and mentorship? Come Invent Your Learning as you co-design your own project. Mosaic staff will help you set goals, plan and manage your project, locate a mentor, and create original methods of sharing your outcome with an authentic audience.  Note: All potential academic credit (total number and type of credit based on project and meeting content standards) will be awarded as PASS/FAIL.

Mosaic 4.0 

Students selecting this option desire to spend half their day (afternoons) researching and studying in an inquiry based, gradeless environment where teachers work as project managers, content experts, and academic advisors. Students can earn credit in English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Practical Arts and Fine Arts.

These students will need to enroll in 2 credits of additional courses per semester (4 outside classes total per year).

Mosaic 6.0 

Students selecting this option desire to spend most of their day researching and studying in an inquiry based, gradeless environment where teachers work as project managers, content experts, and academic advisors. Students can earn credit in English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Practical Arts and Fine Arts.

These students will need to enroll in 1 credit of additional courses per semester (2 outside classes total per year).

Questions? Please join us for our open house or email us at cvhsmosaic@gmail.com

You may also contact any staff member directly on our staff page.