John Rex Charter Middle School Takes Learning Beyond the Classroom 2

John Rex Charter’s new middle school is taking its electives beyond the classroom and the Myriad Botanical Gardens where the school is located. It is the only active public school in a botanical garden in the country. The sixth-graders get a variety of classes including gardening in the Myriad Gardens, kayaking on the Oklahoma River and cycling in downtown Oklahoma City. The students ride to places like the Memorial Museum and to various murals and sculptures in the downtown neighborhood. The outdoor lessons give these kids a chance to have physical education, art and history lessons all in one.