BOLIVIA—The Transition Academy began with the idea of refreshing the eighth-grade curriculum throughout the entire year, but students had so much success, they completed the eighth-grade courses during the first semester.
All students are now first-semester ninth-graders.
Josue Ramirez missed 146 days of school last year. He used to be a self-proclaimed partier.
“Sometimes I make it to school, sometimes I won’t,” he said of his previous attendance record.