Middle school students have many opportunities to follow their interests and delve into independent projects across the curriculum. Examples may include research projects on civilizations during the Middle Ages, exploration and creation of an object based on colonial craft-making techniques, or a multimedia presentation on a civil justice issue. Students also explore areas outside of the curriculum through weekly independent work time. Projects may include writing a literary magazine, creating a Rube Goldberg machine, or researching a topic of interest. Students also participate in electives on a variety of topics such as: fiber arts, zine-making, running, spike ball, and musical script-writing.