[caption id="attachment_122564" align="alignleft" width="150"] Kellam's classrooms will have removable walls to create large spaces, and glass-enclosed rooms where students can work in small groups while remaining under supervision.[/caption]

Most years, Chris Freeman's Advanced Placement Environmental Studies students design a hypothetical, sustainable house for a class project. More recently, they've been designing a high school—their own.

That's how plans for the rebuild of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Va., came to include courtyards full of vegetable gardens and native swamp plants.

They're just a few of the features that designers claim...

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