Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers students a project-based program called Project NEXT, a four-year parallel path program driven by a vision to provide students with hands-on learning. Students in the program must identify and propose solutions to real-world problems, so spaces that fuel collaboration and creativity are essential. Redesigning the school’s west wing to accommodate those needs started with converting a courtyard into a central learning commons. Next to the commons, each grade level has its own pod of four classrooms that can be interconnected for collaboration and co-teaching as needed.
Read more about Forest Hills Northern High School, Project Next and view a photo gallery at SchoolDesigns.com.