Just in time for the 2022-23 school year, we have opened Flex High School of Pontiac, formerly known as Life Skills Center Pontiac. We have kept all of the teachers and classes our students were comfortable with.
This marks our third school in Michigan and fifth in the Midwest. With our focus on personalized learning, one-on-one attention and a flexible schedule, we are successful in helping students earn their diploma while gaining life skills and job training. A majority of our students came to us at age 17+, more than 55 credits behind and at risk of dropping out. We bathe them in attention, tutoring and counseling to keep them on a path to graduation.
Pontiac’s population of 60,000 residents is 47 percent Black and 22 percent Hispanic. More than 34 percent live below the poverty line, a number that is significantly higher than the national average of 12.3 percent. “Having a high school that offers a flexible schedule is essential to this population, because youngsters often need to work and go to school,” explained principal Jason Morton. “At Flex High School, they can do both.”