Tuesday was graduation day for 20 Springfield teenagers who never thought they would finish high school.
They’re the 2018 graduating class of Phoenix Charter Academy, an alternative high school holding classes at Springfield Technical Community College.
Each of these graduates has had a troublesome history at the Springfield high school they first attended.
Graduate Mia Moore credits kindness and personal attention with helping turn her life around.
“They changed me for the better. You’re engaged, you’re never by yourself,” Moore told 22News. “You have a lot of support.”
Each graduate provided a profile of their previous high school problems.
This was accompanied by the goals they hope to achieve as the result of getting that second chance at Phoenix Charter Academy.