The students all have their own struggles to- John C.L. Morgan
overcome, but, [Principal Marc] Gousse said, ensuring they persevere and earn diplomas is the
common goal. Helping the kids through freshman year is the first step. "There’s
a subset of kids that have a series of challenges where they don’t have services
identified. Those are the kids that potentially can fall through the cracks,"
Gousse said. "Freshman year is probably the most critical year. It really
defines where a kid goes and doesn’t go."
Full disclosure: I teach in the School for Success pilot program described by this article.