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Our Robust Intern Program Benefits Students AND Future Social Workers

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S., which is well timed since the demand for mental health support in high schools continues to grow. In this post-pandemic world, teens are experiencing significantly more stress and economic challenges. Our counseling team has created a robust social worker internship program with 10 […]

Written by on March 23, 2022

Ryan K. Never Stops Learning and Now He Helps Others to Learn

Ryan Kinchen came to us when he was struggling with a difficult home life. “This school gave me the flexibility to complete my studies on a non-traditional schedule,” he explained. “They helped me develop self-reliant work and study habits that I still use every day.” After graduation, Ryan attended Pasadena City College, something that changed […]

Written by on March 17, 2022

Graciano, Like Many Students, Fell Behind During Remote Learning

Always an eager student, Graciano was on track to graduate early – until the pandemic hit. Like so many students who were not proficient with technology, he struggled to keep up with remote classes. His former school couldn’t help him, and he fell further and further behind. Fortunately, a friend told him about our high […]

Written by on March 17, 2022

How High Schools Can Maintain Career Tech Classes Despite Teacher Shortages

While millions of people are currently unemployed and looking for work, there is a massive labor shortage with 10.9 million unfilled jobs across the U.S. The blame, as a recent Harvard Business Review article points out, is because “the U.S. education system is not held accountable for ensuring that students are properly equipped with the […]

Written by on February 14, 2022

School Counseling in Demand as Teen Anxiety and Depression Doubles

Anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation among teens has doubled in the past two years1 – all while most schools are facing a shortage of counselors. National School Counseling Week, February 7-11, pays tribute to the hardworking school counselors who are needed now more than ever. School counselors address students’ social and emotional issues, and […]

Written by on February 14, 2022

How School Helped Roxeanna Begin a Career in Child Development

Roxeanna is smart and has always done well academically, but is shy, keeps to herself and struggles making friends. When she got to high school, her social skills caused her the most pain. “I would get sensory overload and it was nerve wracking to have a teacher ask me a question in class. I knew […]

Written by on February 14, 2022

New Year’s Resolutions that High Schools Need to Make and Keep

Well into another pandemic school year, educators should take the season of New Year’s resolutions to reflect on ways to improve and do better for students…and teachers. Not all students learn at the same pace or in the same manner. This was amplified during distance learning when some kids did okay, while others fell further […]

Written by on January 7, 2022

Carla’s Mentor Gave Her Purpose and a Passion for Culinary Arts

January is National Mentoring Month and time to recognize the powerful influence a mentor can have on a young person…often lasting a lifetime.  Mentors come in all types – education mentors, life mentors, peer mentors and more. We find that our students from challenging home lives need someone who believes in them and that they […]

Written by on January 7, 2022

10 Questions Parents Need to Ask of Their School’s Independent Study Program

Independent study is growing in popularity since the pandemic, yet often states have no standards established for independent study and many teachers have never taught this way before, so the quality varies widely from school to school. Ideally, independent study should address individual student needs and learning styles, enabling them to complete their academics outside […]

Written by on December 13, 2021

How This Mom Kept Her Son from Dropping Out

Josh suffers from various health conditions, which required frequent trips to the nurse’s office while attending traditional school. He felt he was being punished when he had to take a break from the classroom due to his medical conditions. He eventually refused to go to school in the mornings due to the increased struggles he […]

Written by on December 13, 2021