The school day kicks off with a jam session at the arts and ideas Sudbury School in north Baltimore.
Band practice could last all day there, because there is no curriculum. The 59 students at the private school direct their own time.
"The kids create their own structure and that's something that they're going to carry with them throughout their entire life," said Caroline Chavasse, with A.I. Sudbury School.
Chavasse founded the school nine years ago on the Sudbury Valley Model, which calls for schools to operate democratically. Students and staff have an equal vote on everything from spending decisions to hiring, firing and disciplinary action.