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The story of the first student-run high school!


 A school of their own is the story of how author, Samuel Levin, as a high school junior created a student-run high school after achieving international fame for his student-run farm-to-school lunch program. “The Independent Project” an alternative school that is part of the Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts, allows teens to decide their own curriculum, with no parents, teachers or adults intervening. The program has been wildly successful since its inception in 2010, partially because it accommodates different kinds of learners, and has allowed kids to graduate from high school that might not have otherwise.

 Samuel’s mother, renowned psychologist, educator, and author Susan Engel co-authors the book.



The story of the first student-run high school!

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 A school of their own is the story of how author, Samuel Levin, as a high school junior created a student-run high school after achieving international fame for his student-run farm-to-school lunch program. “The Independent Project” an alternative school that is part of the Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts, allows teens to decide their own curriculum, with no parents, teachers or adults intervening. The program has been wildly successful since its inception in 2010, partially because it accommodates different kinds of learners, and has allowed kids to graduate from high school that might not have otherwise.

 Samuel’s mother, renowned psychologist, educator, and author Susan Engel co-authors the book.

Posted by Kristen Larson at 11/07/2016 10:28:14 AM