Authentic Exploratory Research

Inspired by Palo Alto Unified School District's highly successful Advanced Authentic Research program, LBHS launched its AER course as part of the "Future Self" fundraising campaign in 2019. 

The Future Self Project is a multi-year program that encourages students to learn by pursuing their interests and using their strengths, all the way from elementary school to high school, culminating in the AER capstone course.

To better the potential of the Future Self Project, please take a look at our fundraising video.

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AER News

Laguna Beach High School is seeking mentors to participate in Authentic Exploratory Research (AER), a student self-directed project-based learning program set to launch in the fall. Focused on real-world application, AER asks students to identify a field of interest and pairs each student with a volunteer mentor in that field.