Science Leadership Academy

Students at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are responsible for planning their learning throughout their high school careers, on the individual and group levels. Students who are involved in planning their high school learning can experience Meaningful Student Involvement.

Working in Student/Adult Partnerships throughout their school, teachers and administrators trust that students will ask when they need help. Students have responsibility for completing tasks and meeting deadlines in their project-based, inquiry focused classrooms. Demonstrating learning in several ways, students admit they are often challenged of staying on task, but see it as a lifelong skill.

“You know what you should and you should not do… You just got to realize it’s gotta get done sooner or later.” (Schwartz, 2014)

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