Posts tagged Alex Gutierrez

Arron Cao and Sam Wang just arrived from Shanghai, China and will be attending high school at International Leadership of Texas, a Garland charter school.

Class of ’17: Chinese Students Will Study And Live At Garland Charter School Campus


The first day of school is a week and a half away, and 20 new students who just arrived from China are already settling in at International Leadership of Texas. Each kid will be assigned a student mentor at the Garland charter school. One of those mentors is a member of KERA’s Class of ’17 project.

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Students at International Leadership of Texas recently picked up the school's first yearbook. Some of the students say they've never seen a yearbook before and don't mind that it's not a digital book.

Class of ’17: Yearbooks Are Still Cool With These Digital-Savvy Teens


These days, kids are most likely to text each other or communicate with apps like Snapchat. They post photos on Instagram and they tweet what they’re doing throughout the day. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we talk to some students about how even in this fast-paced digital world, the printed yearbook is still an end-of-the-year highlight for some students.

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Class of 17: Halfway Through Ninth Grade


Earlier this year, we introduced you to a diverse group of students making the transition from middle school to ninth grade. The series, called Class of 17, is part of a nationwide public broadcasting initiative called American Graduate.

So far, we’ve met a student battling a life-threatening disease, one struggling with math and others who’ve had to move around. You’ll hear more from these students and meet new kids in the coming months through graduation — or whatever comes next.

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Ninth-grader Alex Gutierrez is enjoying her Chinese class, but says it's getting more and more challenging.

Class Of ’17: A Trilingual Approach To Learning


 

All year long, KERA has followed the Class of ’17 from eighth grade to high school as part of the American Graduate initiative. Today, we catch up with Alex Gutierrez whose struggles in math sent her to summer school. Alex is now in a brand new charter school with a multicultural twist.

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Meet The Class of ’17: Summer School First, Then High School


For eighth grade students heading to high school, summer’s supposed to be a fun time. But for one Mesquite girl, it’s been kind of stressful. In this installment of KERA’s series Class of ’17, we meet Alex Gutierrez who didn’t have the math grades to get into the private high school she wanted. Now, she’s going to have to get through summer school to advance to the ninth grade.

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