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Alternative Education

Student Profile: Vanessa Flores (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Vanessa is a senior from District 88. OES: This is your second year with us. How does this year compare with last year? VF: Now that I know what to expect I’m finishing my work faster. OES: Can you compare ...

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Student Finds Success at Institute for Accelerated Studies (Las Vegas)

Our Institute for Accelerated Studies (IAS) MLK Center Director Sylvia DeMasi submitted the following exciting news about the success she witnessed in one of her students: I just wanted to share this because it is a testament to what we ...

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Students Participate in Red Ribbon Week (Jasper, Ga.)

Ombudsman students at the Jasper center participated in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-25, a drug prevention awareness and education campaign to unite people and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. Pictured are Jasper students wearing wristbands to show ...

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Center Catapults into Science (Powder Springs, Ga.)

After their science lesson about simple machines, the eighth grade students at our Powder Springs location were given directions and materials to construct catapults out of Popsicle sticks, tape and rubber bands. The students launched their catapults to determine which ...

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New Seneca Center Hosts Open House (Seneca, Mo.)

The new Ombudsman Seneca, Mo., center celebrated a January opening with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Many thanks to the Seneca center staff, director Amanda Rinehart, teacher Jamie Howard and Operations Manager Jennifer Coonrod for coordinating the successful event. ...

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Revere Public Schools Coast Collaborative Open House (Revere, Mass.)

Coast Collaborative Ombudsman Center hosted an open house on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 9, to introduce the community to new Revere Public Schools programs for students in grades nine through 12 who are seeking an alternate route to earn ...

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Student Stories: "Places" by Chris George (Limestone, Ala.)

The following student essay was submitted by our Limestone, Ala., Center Director Heather Brown. As a diagnostic assignment, I asked our students to write about a place.  Student Chris George submitted the following essay. At the beginning of the year, ...

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Ombudsman Graduate Success Story: U.S. Marine Cpl. Nick Chavez (Phoenix)

Ombudsman Class of 2008 graduate Cpl. Nick Chavez returned to Ombudsman to attend this year’s graduation in Phoenix. Cpl. Chavez’s former teacher, Mr. Robert Dahl, was happy for the chance to catch up and wrote to us wrote to us ...

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Student Stories: Cole Clifton (Lafayette, Ga.)

Hello. My name is Cole Clifton and I am eighteen years old. I am currently a junior and attending my first year of Ombudsman. Ombudsman provides a great learning facility where it is easier to focus and learn. Before Ombudsman, ...

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America's Promise Alliance Features Ombudsman Rebound Program (Aurora, Colo.)

The Ombudsman Rebound program in Aurora, Colo., is featured in today’s America’s Promise Alliance  newsletter. An excerpt: Ombudsman’s partnership with the Aurora Public Schools demonstrates its commitment to increasing the city’s graduation rate and providing the resources necessary for youth ...

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