Author: FLEX High

Plenty of Pomp and Circumstance for 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 […]

Written by on July 27, 2021

Schools Need More Personalized Learning to Overcome Pandemic Learning Loss

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 […]

Written by on July 27, 2021

Civic Literacy Media Influence Paid Fellowship

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 […]

Written by on June 24, 2021

The Many Benefits of Nonclassroom-Based Schools

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 […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

A Father’s Day Salute for Teen Dads Who are Doing the Right Thing

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 […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

How Bullying Affects Academic Performance

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 […]

Written by on June 9, 2021