Charter high school celebrating 10 years of graduating at-risk students

Fast Forward Charter High School is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Cache Valley and founder/executive director Eric Lindsay said he is pleased the school is accomplishing its mission–to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help at-risk students complete high school with a curriculum that accommodates their unique learning skills.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_05_03_328_10562_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Cross Talk program Thursday,</a> Linsay said he gets emotional this ime of year when gradating students tell him they could never have made it without Fast Forward.

“We have a staff of highly-qualified teachers, counselors, administrators who deeply, deeply care about students,” Lindsay said. “They do anything they can to see that they succeed. Ultimately, of course, the students have to do it.”

The graduation rate at Fast Forward is phenomenal even though as a charter school it is also a public school with all the state requirements.  In addition to Fast Forward, Lindsay is founder/director of another fully credited public high school although it is not chartered. That is the East Hollywood High School in West Valley which has an emphasis in film production.

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