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  • Community partnerships to develop networks, resources, and restorative practices and connection of internships to capstones.
  • Policies to remove barriers associated with liability and transportation issues. 
  • Platforms that provide ongoing opportunities for input from students, families, and community members.
  • Schedules, programs, and supports that are flexible and extend beyond conventional hours and calendars.
  • Credits awarded for learning experiences such as internships and independent studies.
  • Programs for middle school students that bridge their learning experiences and support transition to high school.
  • Experiences that utilize student inquiry and critical thinking strategies to drive instruction, use digital resources, and create publications that celebrate schools.
  • Commitment to advocating for themselves and future students in both the school and the community.
  • Encouragement for peers to engage in opportunities as both learners and mentors. 
  • Commitment to participate in activities and programs that promote positive learning experiences for all students, including those in middle school.
  • Willingness to participate in a range of educational experiences in school and beyond.