ATLANTA -- When students at Ron Clark Academy arrived at school one recent morning, they learned all of their classes would take place at different places throughout the city of Atlanta.
They boarded buses headed to surprise locations for a host of unique learning experiences for the students in fifth through eighth grades.
"Education should be about passion and about real-world experiences," said Ron Clark, co-founder of Ron Clark Academy.
"Anything can be a learning experience if you look at it in terms of how I can learn from it," said Ron Clark Academy co-founder Kim Bearden.
The students spent about an hour at each of several locations.
Clark worked with students on the floor of Philips Arena and assigned them various math problems, such as determining the number of seats for basketball games.
Spanish teacher Joyce Estrada Bailey took the students to Rhythma Studios in East Point to learn how to dance the Salsa.