From the website
"Studio H is a public high school "design/build" curriculum that sparks community development through real-world, built projects. Originally launched in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, Studio H is now based out of Realm Charter School in Berkeley, CA.
"By learning through a design sensibility, applied core subjects, and industry-relevant construction skills, students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own success and for the future of their communities.
"Over the course of one semester, students earn high school credit and have the opportunity to design, prototype, and build a full-scale community project. Our students have designed and built some crazy chicken coops for families in need, and a 2,000-square-foot farmers market pavilion for their hometown of Town of Windsor, North Carolina."
From 2010-2012, Studio H spearheaded a project in Bertie County, North Carolina to work with high school students to assess the needs for, design, and build a number of buildings to advance their community. This website, and accompanying blog, document a great deal of their planning and work in considerable detail - from the point of view of teacher curriculum planning as well as collaborative design and construction.
Commencing in August 2012, Studio H begins a new chapter in its history by starting a new project at the Realm Charter School in Berkeley, CA.
To me, the work of Studio H represents the living realization of a type of 21st Century high school education our nation desperately needs and our students deserve - one that actually and concretely equips students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to succeed in life and move their communities forward. -JL
View Studio H's co-leader, Emily Pilloton, give a talk at TED Global in 2010 here: http://bit.ly/QmJlUb.