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‘Last Chance’ Schools Prove To Be Best Chance For Struggling Students

At Boston Day and Evening Academy, there are no such things as freshmen, F’s, or detention.

Sixteen-year-olds share classrooms with 20-somethings, students earn diplomas at their own pace, and if anyone has a problem with a peer, they’re encouraged to talk about it like adults. It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts such as Rocheli Burgos – and other students who have struggled in school – get a second chance at earning a diploma.