For the past 3 years I have had the privilege of teaching science at Canton Harbor High School. Canton Harbor isn’t like a “normal” high school, it is a drop out recovery school. Our students are aged 16-21 and are students who don’t fare well in a traditional high school setting. Most of them have to deal with stuff that a lot of us don’t deal with until we are adults. Some of them have to worry about where their next meal will come from or where they are sleeping tonight in addition to other issues like addiction. One of these students is also a CANCER SURVIVOR. Quite a few of them also have kids of their own already or are pregnant.
To say that they are not “typical” high schoolers is an understatement. Due to the fact that they aren’t “typical”, they often fall behind or can’t function in a normal setting. CHHS offers smaller class sizes and shorter classes that allow our students to flourish and achieve what they can’t in a normal setting. These kids have overcome all of the hurdles life has placed in front of them and they are GRADUATING this year!
As I took these photos I was overcome with so much joy to be able to document this tremendous milestone for my students. Each of them is so unique and I am so proud of each and every one of these students for all of the hard work they have put in this year and I can’t wait to watch you all walk across the stage and graduate!!!!!!! You all look so beautiful and handsome!