June 2022
News, updates and perspectives on the
future of education from FLEX High
Much to Celebrate in June
There may only be 30 days in June, but the month is chock-full of reasons to celebrate. It’s the month for grads and dads…and we have plenty of both! We are graduating thousands of students this month in more than 20 commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to all our graduating students – and to the dedicated teachers and staff who helped them in their journeys. Best wishes to all the great dads out there – including our HOPE (Help Our Parenting-teens Excel) teen fathers who are staying in school while they are committed to helping raise their babies.

Summer officially kicks off June 21st with the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and for those down under, it’s the winter solstice, the day with the fewest daylight hours. Other highlights in June – Flag Day, Juneteenth, Pride Month and on the 24th it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day!
Our School Saved Ali’s Life…and His Future Looks Bright
Have you ever eaten green chicken? Taken cold showers with other people and been locked in a cell 16 hours a day? That was just part of the horror for Ali N., 15 years old and serving time in juvenile hall. He had been running with the wrong crowd and got arrested and sentenced to probation at home. Rather than changing his behavior, he cut off his ankle monitor and went back to getting into trouble. He was re-arrested and had to serve several months in juvenile hall.
“It was just horrible, and I couldn't stand it or myself. I knew I needed to clean my act up and stop being so emotional and impulsive,” he said. “When I got out, I decided it was time to go back to school and listen to my father.”
Good Jobs for Teens are Plentiful This Summer – Here’s How We’re Preparing Students to Land Them
Math, science, history and language are all essential classes in high school, but it’s just as important that teens learn basic workplace skills to help them land and keep a job. We are doing just that. While earning their diplomas, all Flex High students complete a 10-week professional skills course that has them exploring career goals and learning basic computing, resume preparation and interview etiquette.

June’s Business Etiquette Week which raises awareness about the need for positive behaviors in a business setting.