Student Stories

Why High Schoolers Should Be in Charge: Sam Levin at TEDx Talks

  • Students creating their own alternative school, what a concept!
  • Student engagement, responsibility, empowerment and ownership at its best!
  • Students contributing to society, students being the stewards of the earth!

Informing Practice: Student Perspectives of MFWHSR

Student Voice has been a fundamental underpinning of transformation in Redesign schools. When students have an opportunity to be heard, their responses often surprise us – they are full of insight and wisdom. We had a chance to visit with a student in a MFWHSR school. Here is what she had to say.

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10 Expectations Students Have of Their Schools

We hear often of the “high expectations” schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students’ expectations constitute the new “rules of engagement” in the relationship that young people want with their school.

A Vision of What Students Need

This video was conceived and written by a high school journalism class to share a student perspective about what they need from school.

High School Redesign: A Student Perspective

Produced by Alberta students from Rocky View Schools, this video features the perspectives of high school students on what they’d like to see in High School redesign.