Author: FLEX High

Culinary Students Keep on Chopping Remotely

Ever since Julia Childs stepped in front of a TV camera 57 years ago to prepare an omelet, people have been learning culinary skills via television cooking shows. So, it was an easy transition for Learn4Life high schools to continue their Career Technical Education (CTE) classes for aspiring chefs during distance learning. Under the direction […]

Written by on November 12, 2020

Amazing Things Can Happen When Students See that Someone Cares

It doesn’t take a lot to show students that there are adults in their life who truly care about how they are feeling and are eager to see them achieve. And it can change someone’s life. That’s the case with Alicia G., 18, who just graduated from FLEX High in Columbus. Her mother left when […]

Written by on November 12, 2020

FLEX High Student Helping Solve Flint’s Water Crisis

It’s been a pretty good year for FLEX High School student Markeysa Peterson – even with a pandemic going on. She’s on her way to graduating, she got a job at the new Flint Community Water Lab…and she was quoted in People magazine! When the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water supply from the […]

Written by on November 12, 2020

Novel Hybrid Model: Community Health/Wellness Services + Education

Among the challenges low-income families face, access to community resources is just as much a concern as receiving a quality education. This month we celebrate one of the most innovative and successful methods of delivering education with the new AMOR Wellness Center in rural Mendota, Calif. It is a novel concept that brings a host of community […]

Written by on October 16, 2020

IT Pathway Students Interns Step Up to Handle Surge in Help Desk Requests

When we transitioned to distance learning, distributing laptops and hotspots to all students was fairly easy. The challenge was the increase in requests to our information technology (IT) help desk. The staff had been serving about 2,800 employees with tech problems. Now, the IT help desk needed to respond to 23,000 students as well. So, […]

Written by on October 16, 2020

Why Do So Many Teens Drop Out in October?

October is Dropout Prevention Month, highlighting the importance of increasing graduation rates, not just for the quality of life for teens who have no direction, but the dramatic impact it has on society. Dropping out means that these young people are ineligible for 90 percent of jobs, 31 percent live in poverty and 40 percent […]

Written by on October 16, 2020

Self Care Tips for Emotional Wellness Month

Our trauma informed staff understand that it is important to maintain healthy nutrition, regular exercise, restful sleep, practicing mindfulness, building social supports, and getting mental health care to help decrease stress hormones and improve health. Here are some #SelfCare goals you can set to support your overall health: ❏ Building my stress busting routine ❏ Limiting screen/news […]

Written by on October 16, 2020

Did You Know Students Can Enroll in FLEX High Any Time?

FLEX doesn’t operate on semesters, rather we enroll students throughout the year, so there is no waiting for the new semester or school year to start. This is the time of year when students realize they are falling behind their classmates, not engaged – especially during distance learning or on a path to dropping out. […]

Written by on October 5, 2020

Our Graduations Have Not Slowed Down

Congrats to the First Graduate from FLEX High in Flint — While remote learning has been challenging for most of our students, some are flourishing – like Sher-Ron. He started at FLEX almost two years ago after struggling in his previous high school. In 9th grade, he started falling behind in schoolwork and couldn’t catch up. […]

Written by on September 16, 2020

Partnership with HBCUs Helps At-risk Students Realize Their Dreams of Higher Education

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are known for helping students of color and opportunity youth access an affordable and quality higher education. Realizing that high SAT scores and GPAs aren’t necessarily indicators of student success in college, HBCUs instead focus on developing learners through personalized learning and support. FLEX High serves at-risk students and […]

Written by on September 15, 2020