My second chance at school
After ditching and a serious illness, an alternative high school got Patricia, 18, back on track to graduate.

Growing up my parents would tell me almost every week how important my education was. They would tell me not to end up like them—waking up early for work and coming home late just to get paid a low salary for a job you don’t like. So I studied hard and got good grades.

But beginning in middle school I started to lose interest in school and my grades got worse.
Doing our part
Breanna, 17, got her family to help the environment by recycling.
Is the curfew fair?
We asked our teen staff if they agreed with laws that requires teens to be off the streets by a certain time.
L.A. on two wheels
Charlene, 16, got our of her car and explored the city on bike paths. WITH PHOTO GALLERY.
Catching on to juggling
It took patience to learn but now 15-year-old Freddy is always trying new tricks.
Rap that makes me think
From religion to social justice, Stanton, 17, says there’s more to hip-hop than party songs.
Math doesn’t add up for me
Seventeen-year-old Beatriz has always struggled to learn math but she know it’s important. WITH an interview with a math teacher who shares studying tips.
I was out of control
Sara, 18, used to break windows and cause trouble, but now she's trying to think before she acts.
There’s more to school than books
In Korea all Ben, 17, did was study, but in America he gets to pursue his interests.
Determined to finish
Five teens share how an alternative school helped them succeed.
What you need to know about the flu
Gabe, 17, talked to experts about swine flu and how to avoid getting sick.