It is a ritual that marks a change from one stage of life to the next. Graduation, it is a Rite of Passage!
On Friday, April 16 at 2 p.m. students at the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center stepped over that threshold and were honored with a ceremony.
It was awe-inspiring to witness those young men, who otherwise may have never had the opportunity, to graduate and earn a high school diploma.
Mansfield-based Rite of Passage is an accredited school, offering normalized academic environments for students who have struggled in traditional public school systems. Their educational programs serve various populations, including youth with autism, behavioral challenges, and specialized academic needs. ROP’s rigorous instruction uses advanced classroom technology to accommodate all learning styles. Career and Technical Education opportunities (such as WozU, OSHA, First Aid/CPR and ServSafe) are offered in partnership with leading certification programs selected to match local and national hiring trends in industries such as technology, construction, nursing, and culinary arts.
Those in attendance, including family, administrators, and teachers, were equally filled with pride as students embark on a brighter future.