Not every student in the Salem-Keizer School District fits the traditional high school mold. Some students need multiple learning choices, understanding, patience, and room to grow and thrive. Without that room, leniency, and in some cases, multiple chances, these students could not graduate with a diploma or a GED.
This is where Roberts High School becomes an integral part of their success story.
The alternative high school offers several programs to support students who need extra help or more individual attention to graduate.
Some students have a baby (or two) in tow or are pregnant. A normal school day as a high schooler does not work for these student parents. The Teen Parent Program provides onsite day care for these students ensuring that these students can attend school during the day, and not worry about childcare. This allows focus on academics and a better path to graduation.
The school also provides programs for students expelled from their home high school, and for students who elect to attend school in a smaller setting on the Chemeketa Community College campus.
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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.