Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Hey, I noticed the school was called a learning center, and had grades from elementary all the way up through high school. Is this an alternative to your standard public school system, or is this a school for at risk youths? Just curious. Thanks.
It was initially a K-8, and the High School portion was added on in the 70's. (I think) While it is a public school, the set up is kind of similar to a charter school once you get to HS. The kids can choose from one of three academies...Technology, Health, or Finance. They get their regular HS education, and then they have 1 or 2 classes per semester that are exclusive to their academy.
That sort of focus early on looks good on college apps if a Health Academy student wants to get into nursing, a Finance Academy student wants to get Business Degree, etc. Although in my experience it's a lot better in theory than in practice.