Last week, Alex Howe got a perfect score on his mid-term math exam. Last year,
he might have skipped school and missed the exam. "I got the highest grade in
the class," Howe said proudly. Howe is succeeding in a new program at Westbrook
High School that supports freshmen who are at risk of dropping out. He's one of
16 students in the School for Success, a program that school officials hope to
expand to include sophomores next year.
- John C.L. MorganRelated: Westbrook High Provides Support for Struggling Students (January 14, 2011)