Richmond Magazine – Private School Report: School News: “Alternative High Blends Agriculture and Academics”
It’s likely few high schoolers imagine arriving to school and feeding goats and chickens instead of rushing to their desks before the morning bell. But it could soon be a reality for some of the region’s teens with the planned opening of the LOCAL STEW U school this fall. “It doesn’t take rocket science to see that some kids just aren’t designed to sit at a desk and learn in segmented pieces,” says Resi Connell, LOCAL STEW U founder. “So, I started developing more project-based learning so kids can learn in context.”
Connell, who is considering a Petersburg property for the school hopes the program will inspire a number of students to work in agriculture, whether in food science or on a farm. There are 22 students currently enrolled.
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