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100% of our seniors are accepted to college, and 80-85% graduate from college in five years or less!

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Hellos and Goodbyes

It has occurred to me as I have moved through the journey called life that in many ways our lives are a series of hellos and goodbyes, strung together over time.  When we are young, barring unforeseen tragedies, life is mostly "Hello!"  Then as we move from one phase of life to another, we realize that goodbyes have begun to creep into our lives.  The big transitions, the subject of so many books, are the most painful goodbyes, as we say farewell to p ...

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