“I always loved school. So, I always had big dreams.”

July 24, 2018
“We’re just like a comprehensive high school, we just deliver it in a different way. We’re more case managers, more counselors than teachers.” -Teacher, Jessica Cisneros-Elliot At just 17, Michelle Broskie has already survived several painful experiences, emerging from them with a strong spirit. After so much trauma, Michelle transferred schools to Walnutwood High, an independent study school for students with unique circumstances. It would have been easy for Michelle to shut herself out from the rest of the world, but instead, she dedicated herself to academics. Michelle first enrolled in college classes at age 15. In the classroom, Michelle’s presence brings “daily, constant joy” according to her teachers, and she finds time to be excited for the future. “I always loved school,” Michelle said. “So, I always had big dreams.”
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