Pilot program developed for student led schools
07/16/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Massachusetts – A new pilot program is being tested in Massachusetts for students that puts them in charge of their curriculum. As reported by Mind/Shift, the program was developed by Sam Levin, a student at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, who was seeking to improve the level of student engagement and mastery in school.
The Independent Project, which was first tried in 2010, involved eight students selected after a review of their applications and interviews.
Guidance counselor Mike Powell is quoted as stating of Levin, “He came up with a plan where the core areas could still be studied, but in a way where students were more of the driving force.”
Powell is further quoted as stating of the process, “There were so many moments where you could see students being inspired… And they learned that with that much control comes a great deal of responsibility, to manage time and be accountable.”
Other public schools have since reportedly attempted to replicate the program.
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