Phoenix Academy's first grads are college-bound | May 14, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 14, 2010

Phoenix Academy's first grads are college-bound

Grueling pace for students, staff at East Palo Alto charter school pays off for the 21 graduates

by Chris Kenrick

A small charter school in East Palo Alto celebrates the graduation of its first senior class next month.

This story contains 1254 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be e-mailed at


Posted by Jerry, a resident of Midtown
on May 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

It is really great to read a positive and inspiring story about EPA. I certainly wish these kids all the best in college and beyond! I had never even heard of this school until today. Great job!

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on May 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Damn shame they didn't have the luxury of a rebuilt Ravenswood High School.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Jerry - there is a lot of positive stuff going on in EPA that never makes the news. Having lived and worked in the community, it's been great to learn that there are some good schools there. Also, the faith community plays a huge role in EPA, with youth, parents and elders. EPA has a multicultural mental health wellness center, a lot of great sports programs (check out the Razorbacks Rugby team!), an active senior center and a summer jobs program for youth which can use adult mentors as volunteers. EPA has a lot of small business owners, too. It's a culturally rich and diverse community but needs more money and less crime.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields