9NEWS is following the personal stories of four seniors from the first day of school through graduation at Jefferson Jr/Sr High School – a struggling yet transforming school in Edgewater.
Episode 1: This is the introduction of our characters - seniors Jayline, Mason, Joseph and Ariadna. We also meet Principal Michael James, who has been in charge at Jefferson for six years. His background in education spans more than two decades. He's worked as an educator in Colorado for 22 years.
Episode 2: This installment focuses on the difficulties of trying to change a culture at a struggling school in a neighborhood that's in the midst of rapid gentrification.
Episode 3: In this installment, we take a look at one way the school is keeping parents involved during the holidays at Jefferson Jr/Sr High School.
Episode 4: This continues the story of our four students and looks at the ability of students, staff and the school itself to adapt to meet issues and problems head on.
A Jefferson Project Christmas Special: