WHY SCHOOL MATTERS
The Impact On One Student
We are grateful for circle time each day on all 12 campuses to check in with each other, nurturing the community spirit.
We are grateful for a nutrition, culinary and gardening program, Students grow fruits and vegetables on the school grounds and then sell them at the Columbia City farmers market and keep the proceeds.
We are grateful for Bike Works which teaches our students to build and refurbish bicycles. In November, 260 free bikes were given by our under privileged entrepreneur students to younger, needy children in the area.
We are grateful for classes in welding, woodworking and carpentry. One project is building tiny houses for Seattle's homeless.
King County Juvenile Detention
We are grateful for classes at King County Juvenile Detention (for our students 18-21). Six students graduated in June from King County Juvenile Detention!
We are grateful that our Principal, Kaaren Andrews, believes every day should have at least one moment of joy.
We are grateful for a donated piano enjoyed by hundreds of students; some discovering for the first time their ability to play and compose music.
We are grateful that nearly 100 students graduate each June, against unimaginable odds and threats in this unique academic environment.