Jesus Arrizon

To help at-risk students begin working toward a college degree, Mr. Arrizon and Mr. Silva partner with a local community college to offer college level mathematics courses to middle school students whose socioeconomic status might otherwise prevent them from considering college. Students work in cooperative groups to acquire advanced mathematics skills and keep a journal of their experiences and feelings during the course. Students who successfully complete the course are allowed to enroll in the next college level mathematics course with the goal of completing a two year college degree by the end of their senior year of high school.