Compared with their suburban peers, our Urban students mainly live in low-income households, have been educated in under-performing schools within low-income neighborhoods, and the majority will be first generation college students .
Most of our students lack financial and familial support structures for post-secondary education.
A lot of our students are more likely to have to devote a substantial proportion of their off-campus time to jobs that help support their household, or to the care of family members. Although these students may have limited time for homework, their sense of domestic responsibility has the potential to be highly motivational.
We offer an array of career technical educational pathways that can emphasize practical skills and career connections.
Our high school is the only open campus high school in Indianapolis. Most of our students do not own umbrellas or rain/snow boots/shoes.
It's hard to stay focused in class when you're wet from head to toe and possibly freezing in the winter time, due to inclement weather.
I would like for our students to have an abundance of rain ponchos they can use on campus.
While being on a beautiful open campus, learning and staying focused can be a challenge when you factor in bad weather days.
We want our students to be successful everyday, even when the weather outside is frightful!
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