North Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 is a momentous day for Edline Demajuste, 18. Not just because she is graduating from Mavericks High School, but because of all the adversity she overcame to walk across the stage and receive her High School Diploma.
Two years ago Edline, like many of the young women from her neighborhood, was having trouble in school and at home. At one point during the year she was removed from her home for anger issues. Edline was quickly becoming a statistic.
Discouraged because she wasn’t getting the help she needed, Edline in August of 2009 enrolled in Mavericks High School with only 13 credits from her previous school. It takes 24 credits to graduate from high school and with just 13 credits Edline was rightly discouraged. Prior to her enrollment Edline had joined the Police Explorers, but was kicked out because of anger and fighting issues. Edline felt that no one was listening and that created even more frustration for her. She even tried to withdraw from Mavericks.
Fortunately for Edline she realized that Mavericks’ unique approach to education was just what she needed. If she was going to succeed she had to get the specialized help that Mavericks was offering.
After a few days she returned to Mavericks High School and wrote an apology letter to the school’s teachers and staff. She also addressed her issues with the Police Explorers. She regrets her actions and realized that she needed to change. After a few months of adjustment it became apparent to Edline that the teachers and staff at Mavericks were all trying to help her succeed. “Finally, I understood that the teachers really cared and I was able to work at my own pace and get on track to graduate with the 2011 class,” said Edline. “I am so thankful and want to pay forward to Mavericks High and the Police Explores for all that they have done for me.”
Upon graduation Edline has applied to Miami-Dade College where she will study criminal justice and pursue a career as a police officer.
Mavericks’ High School new and unique approach gives students, between the ages of 15 -21, an opportunity to work at their own pace, with flexible hours.
This graduating class is a major milestone for Mavericks’ 21st Century High School. This innovative High School started just over two years ago and is now graduating students with nothing less than a B average.
Mavericks High gives students, with a unique set of needs, the opportunity to get their High School diploma while providing real world career counseling.
According to Frank Biden, the President and Director of Business Development for Mavericks in Education, “Miami-Dade’s School System is thrilled with Mavericks High School’s unique approach and supports all of the school’s efforts through counseling referrals that help keep kids off the streets and in school while raising the overall GPA of Miami-Dade Schools.”
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 North Miami High School graduation will occur June 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m. at Lou Rawls Auditorium at Florida Memorial College, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Opa Locka, Florida 33054
The School Leader is Earl Barnett.
Edline Demajuste can be reached at 786-629-7053
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