How This Baltimore Charter School Puts Kids in Charge of Their Futures
Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour
Baltimore has long struggled with poverty, crime, high unemployment, and a low public high school graduation rate—around 70 percent. But one charter school for sixth through twelfth graders is bucking that trend, graduating 95 percent of seniors and sending them on to colleges or careers.
Green Street Academy's dual emphasis on college and careers is reinforced throughout students' time at the school. By ninth grade, students are required to have resumes. Students who need extra support get regular counseling and tutoring. One of the school's top priorities, getting students into high-quality paid internships, has been a big boost to students and their families.