TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - 29 students will graduate from Pima Vocational High School on June 9.
PVHS helps young people who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of traditional high schools, according to a recent release PVHS is the third or fourth school students have attended.
Of the 29 who are graduating - all are low income, eight are parents, 10 are homeless and 14 are court involved. Each graduate will speak and then give flowers to a family member or friend who has inspired them in their quest for their diploma.
The school is a program of the Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. Students at PVHS must meet all of the Arizona Essential Skills requirements in order to graduate, they take courses on resume writing and career skills and can earn paid job placements and internships. They must also meet weekly with an advisor and attend classes with 15 or fewer students.
PVHS offers classes at two campuses: 97 E. Congress St., Suite 30, downtown; and at 5025 W. Ina Road in northwest Tucson.