Thursday, September 6, 2012
Raunel, 15, is starting his sophomore year at Shoreland Lutheran High School thanks to the Racine Parental Choice Program. Since started receiving his scholarship last school year, Raunel has improved in English, earned his way into the Honors Study Hall, and joined the AV club.
“Last year, I learned right away that the teachers were willing to help me if I had any questions. So I asked questions,” Raunel said.
The Racine Parental Choice Program was created in 2011 and modeled after the highly-effective Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Raunel is one of 500 students participating in the program—the cap on the number of students allowed to participate. Beginning next school year, the enrollment cap will be removed, allowing more children in Racine to attend the school of their parents’ choice.