Deborah Polhemus

In order to increase the Latino graduation rate at Wakefield High School, teachers will develop relationships with Latino families through the Wakefield Home Visit Project.  Teachers of English language learners, special education students, and ninth grade students will make one hundred visits to family homes by the time the 2011-12 school year begins.  Through this voluntary experience, the educators hope that parents will grow to trust them more and respond positively to invitations to participate more in school events related to their children’s academic progress.