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In our opinion: The common denominator is adults who care about kids
There are many differences between Bremerton’s Renaissance High School and the Washington Youth Academy.
At the alternative high school, educators try to work around the confines of the traditional high school setting, acknowledging that a cookie-cutter approach is good for making cookies, not conscientious citizens.
At the academy, educators abandon the civilian high school model and instead create rigid military system for kids whose promise and desire needs more structure to flourish.
But the common denominator at both institutions, designed to help those who would be left behind, is adults who care.
And Lynn Caddell, former Renaissance principal and current principal at the academy, embodies that spirit.
All the best to Caddell and his colleagues at both schools.
And most of all, all the best to the students.