““Growing up at Chinquapin, I was given many of the tools that were later very helpful in my adult life. I spent six years at Chinquapin, being bussed in and out every day, and I can honestly say that I loved every minute of it. I was taught in a way that was so different from regular school. We read so many books, discussed them, and wrote about them. I have always loved reading and writing, but Chinquapin took it to another level. I also learned how to be a leader, to work as a team, to be responsible, to have empathy, to exercise patience, to embrace diversity, to be a part of my community, wherever that may be.
Fast forward 20+ years, I am now a part of Chinquapin, not only as an alum, but also as faculty and a parent, and I am more excited than ever. I have come around full circle, quid pro quo. That’s what Chinquapin is all about.”
– Emilly Jasso, English and Leadership teacher
“Chinquapin is unique in the way it fosters community. Never have I had such an incredible opportunity to become a part of something great, something you know creates a powerful impact, before coming to Chinquapin. It’s something you feel just by stepping on our campus. It’s a place that many of us call home, students and faculty alike, and that’s something you just don’t find anywhere else. There’s a mutual feeling of responsibility and accountability between students and faculty. We encourage each other to advocate for our needs, create life-long bonds, and build each other up. Students leave Chinquapin as adults, prepared for the obstacles of the modern world. They carry this community with them wherever they go, just as we still carry them.”
– Brennan Colson, Spanish teacher
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