Category: Press Releases

How This High School is Changing Stories, One Student at a Time

Again and again, we hear from students that coming to our school was life changing. For many, it was the first time they had a teacher who really listened and took the time to invest in them as individuals. With lessons tailored to their strengths, weaknesses and learning styles, students flourished and gained confidence. Many […]

Written by on February 8, 2024

Why Do Teachers Love Learn4Life High Schools? Because They CAN!

Teachers can make a real difference in a student’s life and at Learn4Life they work with each student one-on-one or through small group instruction to help them accomplish their individual goals. Our personalized learning model and flexible schedule make Learn4Life high schools unique and are why we have a low teacher turnover. Here’s what our […]

Written by on February 8, 2024

Where Would Vulnerable Students Be Without School Counselors?

LOS ANGELES (February 6, 2024) – For almost two years, Jayvon had been without a place to call home and often slept in a park. The park was across the street from a Learn4Life high school, which is known for helping young people earn a diploma and get job training. “I had heard about it, […]

Written by on February 6, 2024

Can Mentoring in High School Keep Teens Out of Gangs?

Some kids may be fascinated by the gang lifestyle and love the rush and adrenaline of breaking the law, according to Robert Ontiveros, former gang member and CEO of Community Wraparound, a nonprofit in San Diego that focuses on mentoring to keep teens out of gangs. While the average age that a teen joins a […]

Written by on January 17, 2024

How Involved are You in Your Teen’s High School Education?

SAN DIEGO (January 9, 2024) – What is the one thing above all others that determines how successful a student will be in high school? Study after study shows that it is parental involvement. Students with supportive parents are 81 percent more likely to graduate, 44 percent more likely to attend post-secondary education, and they […]

Written by on January 9, 2024

What’s the Answer to End Segregation of Students with Disabilities?

Imagine a high school where the entire student body isn’t aware that 20 percent of the students are enrolled in special education or SPED classes. It’s the dream of all parents of those with special needs to not be isolated from other students…and the desire of every parent that varying levels of educational needs not […]

Written by on December 13, 2023

How Can High Schools Better Serve Teens Experiencing Homelessness?

Learn4Life explores how high schools can be a better support to the unique challenges and needs of teens experiencing homelessness.     This week, 16-year-old Joey will sleep in a soft bed, take a warm shower and have a place to keep his belongings. He’ll then make his way to Learn4Life high school in San […]

Written by on November 30, 2023

Can High Schools Do More to Prevent Bullying?

Bullying in high school is up since the pandemic, with more students saying they have been bullied at school. And more than 40 percent of bullied students said the incidents took place in hallways, stairwells and classrooms. “There are so many opportunities for kids to bully others in traditional school settings,” said Shellie Hanes, superintendent. […]

Written by on October 13, 2023

How Student Retention Teams are Saving High School Dropouts

FRESNO, Calif. – (October 4, 2023) – They’re part friend, part cheerleader and part problem solver. They are the retention specialists who work in the 85+ Learn4Life public high schools and they have one goal – to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and develop a multi-level approach to re-engage these students. […]

Written by on October 4, 2023