Her Life Was Like a Jigsaw Puzzle – FLEX Helped Her Put the Pieces Together
Author: FLEX High
We had three FLEX High graduations last month – all in-person and full of the fun and emotion those 73 students deserved. Our schools in Flint, Michigan and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio are just 2-3 years old, and growing every day under the direction of principals Alisha Henry, Jason Kustron and Michael Springs. We’re reaching […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that we need to change how we deliver education to keep students learning. We quickly learned that the traditional factory style education that has been the status quo for decades doesn’t work for every student. Preventing and recovering dropouts, then helping them graduate with life skills and […]
It’s an all too familiar story. Happy teen, honor student and liked school. But in her senior year, she got pregnant and was forced to drop out of high school. The stories vary – but for Shalois C. (“Shay”), her life began to spiral downward. She had family issues, lost her job, was living out […]
Principal Jason Kuston of FLEX High Cleveland meets with Kenny Crumpton of Fox8 to spread the joy of new school supplies for our community during the “Stuff The Bus” event!
FLEX High is launching a Civic Literacy & Media Influence Fellowship with the first cohort starting Monday, July 19. Four to six current students and/or alumni will be selected by a panel to participate in the paid Fellowship program. In this paid position, students/alums will be mentored by Charles Ellison, an award-winning analyst for WURD […]
Echo Carter was always a bright, happy and outgoing child, but when she got to junior high, she became the target of bullies.
We find that not everyone understands what a nonclassroom-based school (NCB) is. First, what it is not. Nonclassroom-based does not mean online only. In fact, only about one-third of nonclassroom-based charter schools are primarily or exclusively virtual. It does mean flexible scheduling where students attend their school site as often as they need. At our […]
Every year, 200,000 teen girls give birth in the U.S., but what about the other half of the equation – the 200,000 fathers? Unfortunately, only about 25 percent of fathers under 18 stick around to help raise the child. When you consider that 70% of teen moms don’t graduate – it’s not hard to understand […]
Echo Carter was always a bright, happy and outgoing child, but when she got to junior high, she became the target of bullies. “I was always a good student — the problem was the social environment for me. Kids would bully me constantly and it got to the point where I was depressed, didn’t want […]