McAuliffe is one of over 200 Expeditionary Learning schools in the country. As a member of the EL network, McAuliffe’s program and operations are aligned with the EL Core Practices. There are five categories of core practices: Curriculum, Instruction, Culture and Character, Assessment, and Leadership. EL is known for a focus on team-building and learning in the natural world. Central to EL is a focus on guiding scholars to their own learning through highly engaging curriculum and instruction, habits of work and learning, and much more.