Reading & Literacy

Gifted Students Write Stories to Save Their School

By Catherine A. Cardno — April 04, 2013 1 min read

Looking for something to read? And interested in helping good causes? The 8th graders at ACCESS Academy Alternative Program in Portland, Ore., have written, edited, and published a volume of short stories. They hope that the sale of Legacies will raise enough money to help their school find a new location.

ACCESS Academy, a 1st-8th grade school for gifted students, has been renting space from Sabin Elementary, another nearby public school. However, Sabin is expanding and ACCESS will no longer be able to rent its current space. So ACCESS students have spent the last six months creating the volume and, according to their website, all the proceeds will go to helping the school find a new building.

No adults helped with the creation and editing of the book, according to the website, which just goes to show how motivated students can be.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the BookMarks blog.