Inflation isn’t just changing our behavior at the gas pump and grocery store. More teens are working now than before the 2008 financial crisis. Some of them are taking advantage of all the higher-paying entry-level jobs, but others are just trying to help their families make ends meet.
Karen graduated in 2018 but wasn’t ready to start college. She was always a good student and liked writing but, like many high school graduates, she wasn’t sure what type of career she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
There may only be 30 days in June, but the month is chock-full of reasons to celebrate. It’s the month for grads and dads…and we have plenty of both! We are graduating thousands of students this month in more than 20 commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to all our graduating students – and to the dedicated teachers […]
When COVID hit, Andrew’s school like most, was ill-prepared to transition to distance learning, slow to adapt to technology and at a loss for how to maintain a personal connection with students to keep them motivated. Until he found FLEX High.
It was a chance meeting that brought Hayley Rico to our school. She was 17 years old, taking care of herself and her little brother because their parents who suffered from addiction were unable to properly provide for them.
The Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona says personal finance lessons should be mandatory in our schools, and we certainly agree. Since our FLEX schools opened, we have been teaching financial literacy to its high school students for the past seven years. Currently only 21 states mandate financial classes in high schools and only a few […]
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.
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 […]
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.
My son Josh is a kind and sweet young man but has always been shy and introverted. I was extremely concerned that he would drop out of high school because it was such an awful experience for him.