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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.
Chapter 3: Harvest Park Middle School: Pleasanton, California
Harvest Park Middle School: Pleasanton, California
[Page 24]By any standard, Harvest Park is an extraordinary school. Across a breadth of academic and extracurricular offerings rare even among elite private institutions, this local public middle school has established a record of student achievement that is more enviable still. If you concentrate too carefully, however, on the many details that distance Harvest Park from a more typical public school experience (the award-winning robotics club, the jazz ensemble, the string orchestra, the student-run television studio, and so on), you just may miss what makes Harvest Park so special. However simple it may sound, the school culture at Harvest Park is one created by a common language, clear expectations, and a faculty and student ...