While providing real world career counseling Mavericks High gives students, with a unique set of needs, the opportunity to earn their High School diploma.
Broward County, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
Broward County… One year ago this summer, Pierre Lemieux, 21, enrolled at Mavericks High School with just 17.5 credits. It takes 24 credits to graduate from high school and with just 17.5 credits Pierre then 20, knew he needed help. Through the help and encouragement of Christine Richardson, Pierre’s counselor from the Leo Goodwin Boys and Girls Club, Pierre found out about Mavericks High School’s unique educational approach that gives students, between the ages of 15 -21, an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while working at their own pace, with flexible hours.
As one of the first students to enroll at Mavericks High of Central Broward County in August of 2010, Pierre soon realized that it was OK not to graduate from a traditional high school because he knew he needed a different environment. “I was always playing around in school and because of that I was behind in my credits. I knew the importance of making it happen at Mavericks,” Said Pierre. After going through orientation Pierre began his first day of school on August 23, 2010 and he will graduate June 13, 2011, at 6pm, at South Miami-Dade High School. Pierre takes the Broward County bus each day to get to Mavericks. His round trip takes over three hours.
Pierre insists that it was Mavericks’ caring attitude that helped him earn his high school diploma. “I really liked Mavericks because there I can go at my own pace”, said Pierre. “It was great having more than 1 teacher at Mavericks to help me with my school work when I needed additional assistance. The teachers made me feel like they really cared about me and I felt that they truly wanted me to succeed,” Pierre continued.
“It didn’t bother me that Mavericks didn’t have extra curricular activities like they do at traditional schools but it was great knowing I had that option to go back to my home school and they are required to let me participate”.
Upon graduation from Mavericks High of Central Broward County Pierre will be pursuing his dream to become a Pastry Chef and has been accepted at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, a real honor to his dedication and hard work.
According to Frank Biden, President and Director of Business Development for Mavericks in Education, “While providing real world career counseling Mavericks High gives students, with a unique set of needs, the opportunity to earn their High School diploma”.
For more information about Mavericks High go to http://www.maverickshigh.com or contact Frank Biden at 561-296-5705.
The Mavericks educational team has over a 100 years of experience in the design, development and operation of schools. Mavericks High is an accredited school and is State Certified.
Mavericks High of Central Broward County Graduation: June 15, 2011, 5PM at The Research, Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Mavericks High of Central Broward
424 West Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
The School Leader is Dr. Grayvon Mitchell
Pierre Lemieux can be reached at 954-862-4726
Frank Biden, brother of Vice President Joe Biden, 561-296-5705
Mavericks in Education Florida, LLC headquarters located at 301 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33405