Longview,TX — At tonight’s Longview High School commencement ceremony, 52 of the graduates will be trailblazers.
They are the first graduates of the school’s Global High program, which is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that operates as a sort of “school within a school” at the LHS campus.
“We’re immensely proud of our graduates,” said Everett Brunson, who serves as headmaster of Global High. “A lot of them were identified as ‘at risk’ students when they finished eighth grade, and they’re not only graduating high school, but many of them are doing so with up to 24 hours of college credit.”
The school began in August 2008 with 86 freshmen. Several transferred into the International Baccalaureate program when the school began offering that option in 2010, and others have moved out of the district. Those who remained have had the benefit of smaller classes and more interaction with teachers, Brunson said.