The Independent Project is an alternative student driven school-within-a-school.
You hit the nail on the head here Sophie. My friends and I actually started the exact program you did several years ago. We were trying to reform education and put it in the hands of students by having them create and implement their own curriculum. We called it The Forum, and it got picked up as a pilot program at the Waldorf School on Long Island. I don't know if it is still in effect there or not. Anyway, keep fighting the good fight.