Working Every Day Towards Diplomas and the Opportunity for a Better Future!
Credits, Careers, Community
Our goal is for each student to earn their diploma in such a
way as to be prepared for a successful transition to life after high school. When
young adults learn to set goals, develop work habits, be accountable, and put
forth genuine best effort, good things start to happen.
First and foremost, students at the Edge are working to
earn their diplomas on time.
Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has the opportunity to learn from
them. This program is an opportunity for
students to correct past decisions, and/or overcome circumstances that have
made on-time graduation seem out of reach.
Here, our students will grow and mature as people, and work
to earn their way through. Edge students
have an opportunity to take a different approach to earn credits that were
previously lost. Students take ownership of their own education, their
school building, their school community, and their lives. No longer are
they counting on someone else to do this for them. They have made a
choice that their lives are going to be made better by their actions.
A diploma is not the end result, but just a step in that direction.
In addition to their academic work, Edge students will
prepare for a successful transition to a career path after graduation. Students might choose to enter
the workforce immediately. Others might
wish to continue their education at a post-secondary institution. Others still might choose to serve honorably
in the military. Edge students will graduate from high school knowing
that they will have worked through the options and will be making an informed
choice about their path, rather than being stuck in one. Edge
students will have real-life experiences that will help them be successful
as they advance through whichever path they choose.
Edge students give back to the community that has
supported them in their walk to the graduation ceremony. The Richland Bean Blossom community
supports our schools, supports our program, and supports our kids. The
reality is that the better educated and the more responsible our citizens are,
the more stable, safe, and positive our community will be. No one in our
community is totally independent of everyone else. A safe, healthy,
and close-knit community like ours requires that it's citizens (of all
ages) do their part to help foster that atmosphere. Edge
students recognize the nature of this two-way street and will be involved in
some sort of service to the community.