"I was a dropout, and it didn't feel good at all. I struggled with who I was and I thought about suicide. I thought about it all. If it wasn't for the awesome staff -- Ms. Battle, Ms. Carter, Ms. Lamb, Ms. Orsini, and Ms. Cossom, I wouldn't have been able to push through. "
"I was lost and without direction until I came to the school, and it changed my life."
"I just want to thank God first and foremost for putting me in this school."
"Ms. Cossom helps young kids get out of the hood. Thanks!"
"Hearing every day who I am, knowing that I am full of greatness and learning that I have to be responsible for my own actions has propelled me to this point in my life."
"I have learned more here at Vision than my 4 years in public high school. The work was hard, and Ms. Cossom also required commitment and discipline from each student."
Over the years, our staff has helped students improve their basic skills, learn excellent study habits, improve comprehension, and develop test-taking skills. As a result, students who did not see themselves as successful individuals have become effective learners. Over time, they have grown in self-esteem and confidence, as well.
We pursue the vision, and we reap the benefits that come with this focus. On a daily basis, we celebrate our students' victories. As a result, our students know that every teacher at the school is excited about their success.
"It's a great school that teaches you how to be diligent, trustworthy, and also self-disciplined."
"This school saved my life."
"It was the Devotion, the Student Creed, and Declaration we said every day that kept me going. And now after graduation from graduate school, I am so thankful for that experience. WE need more schools and more teachers -- like the teachers at Vision. Thank you for giving 110% every day you show up."
To execute practical foundational education that develops a well-rounded individual, preparing them to impact their communities and the world at large.