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Gabriella Changed Her Scenery and Changed Her Story

Growing up around rampant drug use, instability at home and bullying at school is a too common reason high school students give up and drop out.   For Gabriella “Gabby” M., she chose another option by removing herself from the negative situations that surrounded her. While attending a public high school, Gabby was bullied and felt […]

Written by on June 27, 2023

Teacher Feature – Jose Mendoza

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month, here is a snapshot of just one of our fabulous teachers who goes above and beyond to help students. When you tell a student that you understand the challenges they’re experiencing, like being behind in credits, trying to learn English and needing to work, they may […]

Written by on May 25, 2023

Mother’s Day Was Extra Special for this Teen Parent – She’s Graduating!

Young mom Savannah celebrated Mother’s Day and is preparing for her high school graduation – something she never thought she would be able to do while caring for her two-year-old son. Sadly, most teen parents have to drop out since they can’t be in a classroom all day. But Savannah found our school’s flexible schedule […]

Written by on May 25, 2023

Jonathan Made the Decision to Change His Story

In His Own Words “What makes a person become better than they once were? Is it the need to achieve something they are unable to obtain, or is it the need to escape a life they no longer want to live? The need for change might be different, depending on the person. But my need […]

Written by on May 25, 2023

Bullying Made Her Give Up on School…Until She Found Us

Aspen A. was a good student and enjoyed school – until she got to junior high and was a target of physical and mental bullying. She dreaded going to school and started skipping class. Knowing it would only get worse in high school, her parents had her transfer to our school where she found a […]

Written by on April 28, 2023

Nevaeh Beat the Odds and Earned a Scholarship to UCLA

Nevaeh D. always got good grades and had goals of higher education, so it’s no surprise she is headed to a leading college this fall with a full scholarship. But this path to a degree and a fulfilling career could have easily been derailed 2 1/2 years ago when, as a high school sophomore, she […]

Written by on April 28, 2023

These Students are Developing a Nose for (Fake) News

    If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? While most adults know that’s not the case, do children? Turns out, most kids don’t, despite having grown up with technology.[1] Over the last decade there has been a drastic increase in the amount of time young people spend with media, so it’s […]

Written by on April 28, 2023

Youth Art Month Allows Students to Show Their True Colors

Habib A. always liked art and drawing but had no idea that it could become a path to a career until his high school art teacher helped him develop his talent and explore directions that could become a profession. “During the pandemic, I kept falling behind in school and just wasn’t motivated to do schoolwork,” […]

Written by on March 22, 2023

Photography Class Put Araya on a Career Path in Architecture

When Araya S. found out she needed to earn a fine arts credit for graduation, she thought, “Oh no. What am I going to do? I don’t know anything about art.” Fortunately, Flex High School has a robust arts program with classes in everything from painting and pottery to computer design and glass blowing. The […]

Written by on March 22, 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