Schools

Student voice is not the answer—Meaningful Student Involvement is.

Over the last decade, CommonAction Consulting’s SoundOut Program has worked for more than 200 schools across the United States and Canada. Working with K-12 buildings, districts, state and provincial education agencies, SoundOut has helped educators create sustainable, effective approaches to engaging students as partners throughout the education system.

Research shows that Meaningful Student Involvement can affect every aspect of schools, including Learning, Relationships, Practices, Policies, and Culture throughout education.

SoundOut offers student training, classroom curriculum, adult professional development, and support materials for schools. Discover our materials at www.soundout.org. You can learn more about the SoundOut Program by contacting our office today.

Schools, Districts, and Agencies
  • Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES (Albany, NY)
  • Alberta Ministry of Education Student Engagement Office (Edmonton, AB)
  • Boston Public Schools Student Engagement Advisory Council (Boston, MA)
  • Caroline High School (Caroline, Alberta, Canada)
  • Colfax High School (Colfax, WA)
  • College Place School District, College Place, WA
  • Columbia Middle School, Burbank, WA
  • Community Academy of Science and Health (Boston, MA)
  • Cypress Creek Elementary School (Ruskin, FL)
  • Dayton School District, Dayton, WAEducation Opportunity Center, Clarkston, WA
  • Engineering School (Boston, MA)
  • Evergreen High School (Vancouver, WA)
  • Evergreen Public Schools (Vancouver, WA)
  • Finley School District, Kennewick, WA
  • Franklin High School (Seattle, WA)
  • Friday Harbor High School (Friday Harbor, WA)
  • Genesee Valley BOCES (LeRoy, NY)
  • Harbor High School (Aberdeen, WA)
  • Harwood High School (Moretown, VT)
  • Highlands Middle School, Kennewick, WA
  • Housel Middle School, Prosser, WA 
  • Kiona-Benton City Middle School, Benton City, WA
  • Langley Middle School (Langley, WA)
  • Lewis and Clark Middle School (Yakima, WA)
  • Lewis and Clark High School (Spokane, WA)
  • McFarland Middle School, Othello, WA
  • New Horizons High School, Pasco, WA
  • Miami-Northwestern Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Monument High School (Boston, MA)
  • New York State Student Support Services Center (LeRoy, NY)
  • North Franklin School District, Cornell, WA 
  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES (Utica, NY)
  • Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Counties BOCES (Syracuse, NY)
  • Oswego County BOCES (Mexico, NY)
  • Park Middle School, Kennewick, WA
  • Paterson School, Paterson, WA 
  • Prosser Falls High School, Prosser, WA
  • Patchwork School (Boulder, CO)
  • Ridgeview Elementary School (Yakima, WA)
  • River’s Edge High School, Richland, WA
  • Pinnacle Charter School (Denver, CO)
  • Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA)
  • Seattle Public Schools Office of Equity and Race Relations (Seattle, WA)
  • Seattle Public Schools Service Learning Seattle (Seattle, WA)  
  • Seattle Public Schools Small Learning Environments Conference (Seattle, WA)
  • Secondary Academy for Success (Bothell, WA)
  • Schenectady Public Schools (Schenectady, NY)
  • Social Justice Academy (Boston, MA)
  • Spanaway Elementary School (Bethel, WA)
  • Sumner School District (Sumner, WA)
  • University of Washington College of Education (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Washington GEAR UP Program (Seattle, WA)
  • Vermont State Department of Education HIV/AIDs Program (Montpelier, VT)
  • Vashon Island Student Link Alternative School (Vashon, WA)
  • Vermont Principals Association (Montpelier, WA)
  • Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction School Improvement Program (Olympia, WA)
  • Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Learn and Serve America Program (Olympia, WA)
  • Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Title V and Innovative Programs (Olympia, WA)
  • White River High School (Buckley, WA)
  • Wishkah Valley High School (Aberdeen, WA)
  • Yakima Public Schools (Yakima, WA)

School-based Projects

  • SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum Project, ESD 123, Kennewick, WA (2012-13)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement in 21st Century Community Learning Centers, ESD 123, Kennewick, WA (2011-2012)
  • Catalyst Miami SoundOut Project, Miami, FL (2011-present)
  • Student Leadership and Policy Institute. National PTA, Washington, DC (2010) 
  • Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together, Hardwick, VT (2009)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement in Prevention Activities, Sumner School District, Sumner, WA (2008-10)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement Project, Vermont Principals Association, Montpelier, WA (2009)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement Initiative, College Success Foundation, Issaquah, WA (2009)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement Project, Cypress Creek Elementary School, Ruskin, FL (2007) 
  • Authentic Youth Engagement in Sustainable Schools, Cloud Institute, New York, NY (2007-08)
  • Students in Learning Communities, Communities for Learning, Floral Park, NY (2007-08)
  • Meaningful Engagement Program, Boston Public Schools Student Engagement Advisory Council, Boston, MA (2007)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement Project, Cypress Creek Elementary School, Ruskin, FL (2007)
  • Successfully Involving Students in School Reform, Youth On Board, Sommerville, MA (2006-07)
  • Meaningful Involvement in Supportive Learning Environments, New York State Student Support Services Center, LeRoy, NY (2006-07)
  • Student Equity Project, Seattle Public Schools Office of Equity and Race Relations. Seattle, WA (2006-07)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement in School Reform, Carnegie Corporation, New York, NY (2006)
  • California Student Empowerment Initiative, Kijana Voices. Olympia, WA (2006)
  • Meaningful Student Involvement Focus, Small Schools Project, Seattle, WA (2005-06)
  • Changing SPACES (Students Partnering to Advocate for Change in Environments in Schools, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Title V and Innovative Programs, Olympia, WA (2005-06)
  • Student Forum Pilot Project, Secondary Academy for Success, Bothell, WA (2004-06)
  • Student Voice Initiative, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Learn and Serve America Program, Olympia, WA (2003-06)
  • Youth Participation & Power Program, Student Link Alternative School, Vashon, WA (2003-04)
  • Student Leadership Project, Spanaway Elementary School, Bethel, WA (2001-07)
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