What does it take to build a successful alternative school that serves students who are underserved by the community? The staff at Crossroads Academy in Uvalde CISD in Texas developed their program around a mission of love, high expectations, and restorative education and have helped some of the district's most at-risk students get back on track and earn their high school diplomas.
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Some children find true passions outside of the classroom early on. For these students, balancing those activities with critically important academics is a consistent challenge.
Putting Student Needs First to Build a Foundation for Academic Success: How Little Falls High School Leverages Edmentum Courseware for Credit Recovery and Hybrid Online Learning
Anyone who has lived in a small town knows how strong the ties of community are. Rural communities have so much to offer, but they also face some unique challenges. And especially in recent decades, some of these communities have watched the standby industry dry up or move away; dealt with the consequences of generational poverty; or seen population demographics shift significantly.