Maria Melendrez was concerned about her child’s future considering the poor quality of local high school options in her area. Together with other parents in the neighborhood she organized a plan for a new pilot school to serve the community. Nava College Preparatory Academy follows the model of the school her middle school her daughter attendeds and serves a community in search of more options. This do it yourself school opened its door this fall to 280 9th graders and has been a success. Read more here.