USC Hybrid High was mentioned in a Huffington Post article titled, “Wasting Money, Wasting Human Lives.” A nonprofit organization called First Star is seeking to create a new model for helping foster youth achieve their personal and educational goals, and is focusing on Los Angeles County since it has 19,000 youth in foster care.
The article states,
First Star is working with experts at cross-town rivals UCLA and USC to create “villages” for these foster families. As a pilot program, we hope to start in Fall 2013 with 8 to 12 foster family units at each campus. Each family will consist of one or two foster teens and one or two foster parents. The families would live in an apartment building next to each university campus. The families would act as a “village” to raise these kids and provide lifelong connections to their “tribe.”
For teens at USC, we are pursuing enrollment in a new pioneering charter school, Hybrid High School, founded by Professor David Dwyer of USC’s Rossier School of Education. Hybrid High, opening in Fall 2012, will create personalized learning plans and use technology extensively.