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Pride School Atlanta Is An Alternative For Lgbt Students

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Atlanta, Georgia will soon be home to a private school specifically for young people in the LGBTQI community. There are a small number of these schools throughout the United States but the one opening its doors in Atlanta will be the first of its kind in the south east. “Pride School Atlanta is a k-12 institution designed to be an alternative for LGBT students, though the school is open to any student who believes they’re not getting the support they need for “being different,” says Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz. Pride School will open its doors at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and is expected to open for the 2016/17 school year. Tuition is expected to be around $13,000, with financial assistance is available for students who need it. There are some concerns about this school and how it will separate these youths from the dangers they face while there are still un known numbers of young people who are still suffering. " All students, including LGBTQQIA students, deserve safe, affirming schools. Harassment affects their grades and development, as well as their mental and physical health. Schools specifically for queer students may have a place and fill a need, but our efforts should simultaneously be focused on making sure all LGBTQQIA have positive school environments." - Ken Jackson, professional school counselor in the Atlanta area. Atlanta area groups have worked very hard in recent years to combat the bullying issues that face so
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