Nationwide, more than 4 out of 5 students graduate high school within four years of starting ninth grade. In Maine, it’s closer to 9 out of 10.
With so many students getting their diploma on time, it’s easy to forget about those who don’t. Fortunately, for one group of students, Maine has the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School.
The school, started as part of Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers and now also aligned with the Waterville High School alternative education program, has for more than 40 years provided support and guidance to pregnant teens and teen mothers.