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National Mentoring Month: Alumni Step Up as Ambassadors

There’s a lot more to high school than academics. Just ask Isabel S., who had trouble fitting in and socializing with her fellow students — which made it hard to concentrate in class as she found herself procrastinating on homework and falling behind. Then she transferred to our school where she was paired with an […]

Written by on January 17, 2023

Nurturing Aniyah’s Artistic Talent Along with Her Academics

Like any parent, Aniyah’s mom just wants the best for her daughter, and education is a priority in their family. “Aniyah has always been a good student and she especially loves art,” noted her mom, Christina. “She uses art to better understand her coursework – something she couldn’t do consistently in a traditional school. Along […]

Written by on January 17, 2023

Socializing is Now Lonnie’s Favorite Part of School

Lonnie S. likes coming to his high school and socializing, but that wasn’t always the case. At his previous school, he was bullied and struggled both socially and academically. That all changed when he transferred here. “This school is more welcoming and the teachers are so understanding,” he explained. “It’s such a positive environment. My […]

Written by on December 9, 2022

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Social Media and the Holidays

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, but for some it can be a toxic time, full of anxiety and endless scrolling. Studies show social media use among children spikes about 70% during the holiday season, for a total of more than eight hours per day.  “But not everything about social media […]

Written by on December 9, 2022

Tips for Parents Tackling Special Education Challenges

Being the parent of a child with special needs can be tough. It can lead to a lot of questioning, even in your own abilities as a parent. But parents are not alone! And there are plenty of things parents can do to make sure your child gets the most out of their education. Here […]

Written by on December 9, 2022

A Parent’s Playbook for Keeping Kids in School

The transition to high school from junior high was challenging for Serina V. The schoolwork became more demanding, and she found it hard to get extra help. “Everything got harder and nobody tried to understand where I needed the help. Everyone just wanted to get through the class,” said Serina, age 17, who was on […]

Written by on October 25, 2022

Students Get Back on Track Thanks to Tutors

Remember when getting help with your homework at the kitchen table often ended in tears and frustration? These days, many parents are working from home but are challenged to find time to work with their children. Tutors can bridge this gap and with remote options available, they can connect with students now more than ever. […]

Written by on October 25, 2022

Flying Drones in a High School Film Class Helped Launch a Military Career

Rafael E. remembers his digital media class when the teacher had them fly drones to get compelling aerial shots. Fast forward three and a half years and Rafael is flying reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army. Enlisting right after graduation, he was sent to boot camp three days later and has been sent overseas to […]

Written by on October 25, 2022

Sophia is Prepared for College – Both Academically and Emotionally

Traditional high school was a challenge for Sophia G. because a chronic illness and need for surgery had her missing so many classes that she was falling behind. With a flexible school schedule, she could go at her own pace, and her teachers even made sure she got her assignments when she was home sick […]

Written by on September 26, 2022