George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Maplewood Richmond Heights High School

Public, Urban
Grades 9-12
Maplewood, MO
  • Student Engagement

    How an Apprenticeship Model Engaged Students and Turned a School Around

    At Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, educators think of school as an apprenticeship for kids’ futures—and it’s working.
    Sarah Gonser
  • Student Engagement

    Raising the Bar for Student Work

    Sharing high-quality examples from past students makes expectations for classwork tangible.
  • Family Engagement

    Home Visits Make a School Community Stronger

    Getting to know every family helps schools better support students, even into high school.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Deepening Learning With Understanding by Design

    Learners benefit when teachers intentionally plan their units backward—starting with the desired outcome.
  • Career and Technical Education

    Making Career Connections in Every Classroom

    Building real-world work skills and authentic activities into lessons helps students see a path beyond high school.

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