My school is a brand new school that lives on the campus of a community college, serving as a middle college/dual enrollment program. The student population is made up of extraordinary 11th-grade and 12th-grade students from high schools all around our city, that are in route to getting their high school diploma and an Associates degree within their last two years of high school. Those students can also leave with an additional certificate in a trade of their choice, if they choose to stay for a 13th year.
The students at my school are many things, but one word that I would use to describe them is amazing.
The students come from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We have children that are first-generation, soon-to-be high school graduates and others that have overcome many financial difficulties in route to gaining the best education possible. Regardless of the adversities our scholars face, all of them work hard, every day. Unfortunately, a lot of our scholars go without a lot of things and as an educator, I try to provide them with what I can.
Each semester, my students are required to do several independent reading projects. They have to do them at home due to the time restrictions in the semester.
A lot of the students come to me to check out a book, however, it is hard for me to provide all of the books for them on my own.
I try to buy used books here and there, but it is difficult with such large classes.
The students try to purchase the books on their own, but with the number of books that are required for an Advanced Placement class, it can become quite costly. I would greatly appreciate being able to add the books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Awakening to my class library in order for students to check out and use for their projects.
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