On Tuesday morning, I brought a group of our juniors and seniors to Plymouth State University for a campus tour. These students are interested in taking advantage of a new opportunity we are offering: for our students to take an in-person college class during the spring semester.
This is one facet of our efforts to expand possibilities for our students. The Developmental Relationships Framework reminds us that a core element of our transformative relationships with young people is expanding possibilities. A strong mentor relationship is not, ultimately, about the connection between the student and the mentor. That’s the easy part. A strong mentor relationship is about how it enables and supports the student in connecting to the broader world.
We are excited to see our students explore the wider possibilities open to them on a college campus, while they still benefit from our daily support and guidance. After all, we aren’t preparing our students to find their place here in Pike. We are preparing them to find their place in the world.
Interim Head of School