TUCSON - Pima Vocational High School will award 27 students with diplomas Thursday.
PVHS serves those who have dropped out or those at risk of dropping out of traditional high school.
Of the 27 graduates, five are parents and six are homeless.
Anaiza Lopez, 18, will be the first of her family in Tucson to graduate high school.
“This school honestly changes your life. They motivate you a lot. They make you feel like you are their own kid.”
Ashley Escarcega, 19, was behind credits when she came to PVHS.
“Here I get one-on-one and I like that,” she said. “Big high schools I think it is too much for me, too much people, distraction.”
PVHS provides students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma.
Registration is open for people 16- 21.
The next session is in January.
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