Shine - by Shannon, Blue Sky parent
Her report cards were As and Bs.
She came home each day with naught a memory of what the day had held. Her teachers were honest
about the fact that she didn't complete classroom work and tests. She had both an IPRC and IEP, but
resources just weren't available, and truthfully, no one really knew what to do with this kid. She was
smart, yet the structure of the traditional school system just didn't work for her. It wasn't that she couldn't
do the classwork; it was that it didn't make sense to make her do it. She had mastered it already. It
wasn't that she couldn't do the tests; it was that she found them boring.
school could be interesting. As if she could want to go.
got up and moved to the bench at the back of the room and laid down.
To her car? Confusion reigned. She went and got the pillow. She came back, laid down for a few
minutes, listening carefully with her eyes closed.
seemed pretty understanding and I thought she should ask her for paper and a pen. She looked at me,
and paper. She tucked herself in underneath the table to draw.
out and up from under the table with shining wide eyes and mouthed to me “I want to go here.”
officially enter Blue Sky School's high school program.
a gifted artist. She is currently working on a digital mural series, and has painted a number of pretty
cool custom shoes.
and mentorship skills and teaching peer mental health workshops, in addition to all the “regular” curricular
stuff. Each quarter, we meet with her coach to update and fine-tune her learning plan to make sure
Kiara's growth is well supported.
confident that Blue Sky School is the right choice to get her there.