NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A unique new school in Norfolk graduated its first class this week. The Norfolk Public Schools Open Campus held graduation on Tuesday. It’s a Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy that works to end poverty, giving students a second chance.
The school allows students to get their high school diplomas and learn life skills. The open campus is for high school dropouts and students who are too old for their grade level. The school, which is part of a unique public-private partnership, is the only one of its kind in Virginia.