What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

Although trauma-informed approaches to education have become increasingly popular in alternative schools, they are still rare in traditional "comprehensive" schools. Sequim Senior High School in Washington State is at the forefront of this movement. In addition to its standard instruction, Sequim offers a different classroom experience for a small group of students who have endured significant trauma and are struggling in normal classrooms as a result. The trauma-informed school within a school has so far seen fewer suspensions and better attendance, but, still in its early years, faces myriad challenges.

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