Creating a student-centered school in Birmingham Covington

A group of middle school students in full beekeeping gear examines one of the hives their school keeps in the woods nearby. “Ooh, there’s honey!” says one excitedly. “I see nectar!” says another.

These eager fifth and sixth graders from Birmingham Covington, a public magnet school in suburban Michigan focused on science and technology, are empowered to become self-directed learners through hands-on experiences in and outside their classroom.

Source: Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School | Edutopia

Spending $14K per student and only having a 5% free/reduced lunch rate probably helps. But, a lot of what they are doing doesn’t require money. It requires a leadership that provides the positive environment.

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