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Close Encounters of the Heard Kind – Edge High School

Ashley MacQuarrie

May 12, 2021

Edge High School - Charter School in Tucson Arizona
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Here is a blog post from Edge High School, Tuscon, Arizona.

At Edge, students, staff and families listen to each other. Our open door, “no conversation is too hard” approach informs everything we do. We want to know when things are challenging and we want to share the joy in every accomplishment, even those that might feel small.

Respect and fairness are cornerstones at our alternative high school. We take a service-based approach towards every member of our Edge community and we make every effort to collaborate on what’s the next right thing. We have a zero tolerance for shaming of any kind and our teachers and staff embrace their opportunity to know every student as an individual and to support their academic dreams.

Listening, respect and fairness inform how and why we were created, as a school, way back in ’85. It’s also how we continue as a safe school. These aren’t buzzwords for us. We’re playing the long game for and with every student who joins our school. And their families.

In our recent survey of Edge families, we learned:
100% of parents know who to contact with questions or concerns

This matters to us on a deep level. It means that not only are we reaching our students — so they know who to call, email or meet online 1:1 with when they need us. Their caregivers, support people, parents and extended family know how to find us as well.

Graduates of Edge High School
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We are nothing without our students. 100% true. Our best efforts to support our high schoolers means we also support and honor the people who love them at home and in their community. That’s why we embrace the feedback that these support people know who to contact with questions or concerns.

We also know that sometimes we don’t know. And when in that scenario — we call in the experts. When it comes to supporting the health and well-being of all of our Edge family,

Edge is partnering with Jorgensen Brooks. The employee and student assistance programs provide access to free counseling services and other resources.

At Edge high school we value mutual respect and inclusivity. Our entire approach to high school and our time together revolves around equality and equity for all. We continually and enthusiastically strive together towards the same shared goal – to help our students achieve academic dreams and high school graduation.

We are in this together, no matter the credit discrepancies, unique learning needs or other barriers to success. You know where and how to find us if you need us!

And remember we are enrolling. If you know anybody who needs a different high school experience… send them our way. Enrolling now — and year-round.

About Edge

EDGE is a Cognia accredited, tuition-free, charter high school, with two campuses in the greater Tucson area. We provide an alternative to traditional education, meeting the diverse learning and life needs of our students with our blended curriculum and flexible morning or afternoon class schedules. Our high-quality, passionate teachers are dedicated to individualized instruction in our small academic classes. Be you. With us. At EDGE!

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