Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Mission High School, Roxbury, MA – April 13, 2012

By George J Elbaum New Mission High School (NMHS) is a small school community of 265 students and 31 faculty whose goal is to empower the students to become “self-directed, life-long learners.”  With enrollment approximately 67% Black, 30% Hispanic, and 3% … Continue reading


Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – March 27, 2012

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has approximately 2000 students and high diversity, with 34% Latino, 30% White, 27% Asian and Filipino, 7% African-American, and 2% other ethnic or racial … Continue reading


Novo Community School, San Jose, CA – March 23, 2012

by George J Elbaum As a repeat of my visit last year (Feb 9, 2011), I was invited to speak at the Novo Community School in San Jose.  Novo serves high risk students in grades 9-12 who are placed at … Continue reading

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