Will Smith announcement that he’s invested almost $1 million dollars for a three-year lease of former Indian Hills High School in California has lit blogs on fire with discussion. Mainly because the curriculum contains something called “study technology” developed by none other than the famed Scientologist “L.R. Hubbard.”
But, we’ll leave the religious controversy to others — what we’re really focused on here is Will’s decision to give all attending students a cafeteria filled with all-organic and sugar-free foodstuffs. Every kid will also receive a laptop — which sure as hell beats the school-themed bumper sticker I received on the first day of third grade. Then again, my parents weren’t also shelling out $12,500 for me to attend, so I guess it’s all relative. From the official site,
“We serve an organic, balanced, sugar-free, low-fat breakfast and lunch each day to all of our students. There is a no-sugar policy at the school.”
In addition to this grooviness, the “New Village Academy” will also offer a longer school day (ends at 4pm) and promotes less homework and more family time. The inner-kid inside me loves that.
For more info, check out the official site here.