Trailblazers And Ceiling-Breakers Hailed At HSC Graduation

by Allan Appel | Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am

Allan Appel PhotoFour years ago Paola Morales came to New Haven from Colombia. The only English she knew was “yes” and “no” and friends communicated with her –  or tried to –  through Google Translator.

She persevered with language and more, and finished High School in the Community (HSC) a year early. She has already completed a semester of courses at the University of New Haven.

She was back Tuesday evening, wearing a white gown, and a broad smile of pride as the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of HSC

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Charter Didn’t Work; Then He Found Wings

by Christopher Peak | Jun 15, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (9)

Christopher Peak PhotoD’Angelo Rivera, whose family could barely afford clothes, was repeatedly disciplined for wearing the wrong-colored socks to the Amistad High charter school and eventually felt pushed out of the charter school.

Three years later, he finished his high-school education Thursday night in the last class to graduate from New Horizons, an alternative school offering an intimate, personalized learning experience that will be closed by month’s end.

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Yes They Did!

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm | Comments (9)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoWith a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.

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