How the Collaborative High School Campus Model Happened . . .
It took a decision to reach out to those gifted in ways I am not. Requesting their help in bringing a creative idea into a recognizable form and then showcase it on a video platform meant I had to take risks.
How Real-Life Circumstances Created the Necessity to Bend the Arc . . .
While students did have the option of transferring to an alternative program designed for overage students, not all initially embraced the school’s reputation of being the place students in search of a second chance could realize their goal of earning a diploma.
How Measuring the Circumference of a Circle Was Not Going to Equip Students . . .
Instead of competing for our students’ time and ultimately risk losing them, I knew we had to reframe our mission to make it possible to work with the complicated lives they were trying to manage. To do that, it became necessary to adapt alternative
My Seismic Shift . . .
Recognizing the scope while writing America’s Educational Crossroads, I began to wonder what a modern state-of-the-art high school could look like. The more I tried to envision a traditional model of a single new high school, the more difficult it was to