September 2021
News, updates and perspectives on the
future of education from FLEX High
Recent Grad Now Motivating
Current Students
Minnie M. excelled at our school and was involved in almost every activity offered. She loved SLAM Poetry, often volunteered at community events and was always willing to talk with other students about our school. “She won almost every type of award, from academic to resiliency awards, and her entire family would come to the award ceremonies. They were all so proud of her accomplishments,” her principal recalls. “After graduating last year, she moved into an apartment and purchased a car…all at age 17. Now she has returned as an Alumna Ambassador at her alma mater.”
Reduce College Costs with
High School Dual Enrollment 
With college tuition continuing to escalate and student loan debt at an all-time high, parents are looking for help. September is College Savings Month, created to remind parents about the importance of saving for college and to help them take advantage of the various tax breaks and options to start a college fund. Currently only four in 10 parents are saving for their child’s college education, necessitating large student loans that put a burden on the family and student for years.
Instead of Suspending Students,
Let's Understand Them Better
While student suspensions have decreased slightly in recent years, there still are too many kids losing valuable school days. Students are suspended in Ohio and Michigan at rates higher than the national average, and minorities, low-income students and those experiencing homelessness are suspended more than their peers.