Innovative Trends in High School
June 20, 2008 Poor achievement and low attendance at Manual High School in Denver led the district to close its doors and open a year later. Closing Denver's oldest high school was not without controversy or protest. But administrators said starting fresh was the only fix.
March 26, 2008 Students across the country are heading online for classes their public schools don't teach. In Virginia, a virtual program allows small schools to offer more advanced placement classes and compete with private schools, which use AP courses as a selling point.
February 14, 2008 Community High School has been an alternative to traditional high schools in Ann Arbor, Mich., since 1972. Early on, the school attracted a lot of slackers. Now, rebelliousness is carefully channeled into work. And the school is more popular than ever.
October 19, 2007 For decades, educators have been trying to remake high schools into smaller, more manageable institutions. Now, a new effort to reinvent the American high school is sweeping the country.
October 19, 2007 Minnesota New Country School is not your typical high school. There are no classes, no teachers and no walls. Students work on projects at their own computers. The experiment seems to be working: The school sends 90 percent of its graduates to college.