First thing anyone considering sending their student to Outlook should understand is that Outlook is for students that are expelled from their home school or on long term suspensions. That mean that Outlook is not for every student and our students come to us with a unique and varied set of challenges. These include drug addiction, poverty, neglect, anger issues, and almost all of our student come to Outlook preforming well under grade level. Staff uses a level system, small class size, technology, relationship building, rewards, and limited one on one interventions to try to over come these challenges. However, no school can make a student learn or behave, the student must make that choice. These choices become harder for the student to make when there is little support or outright sabotage from parents. Of course staff tries hard and never gives up on a student, we continually try to educate students on the reasons why positive choices and education matter. However, if a student continually chooses to sleep or act up and parents refuse to come pick up their child, what exactly should staff do for that student? Outlook is a program that works very well for students that are ready to make positive changes. Is it a good fit for every student? No, but Outlook has had a lot of success with a lot of its students. However, parents and students that are excuse makers should either be ready to accept the consequences of their actions or find a different program.