As a student of an alternative school, Excelsior High School, I feel strongly about other people’s misconceptions of our institution. Many people seem to think that the students who attend alternative schools are bad kids, but that’s not the case. Personally, I had trouble learning in a regular high school where there were about 30 students in a classroom and little to no one-on-one time with the teacher to ask questions. As opposed to a big high school, our alternative school typically has about 20 students in a classroom and plenty of student-teacher interaction.
Excelsior has really been a godsend for me. There was a time when I truly believed I would never graduate, but here I am in my senior year and getting ready for that next step.