Rising Above | Pepin Academies

Airdate: January 2021

Trying to decipher whether to push a child or temper expectations can be tricky for parents. It’s even trickier for a school facing those questions with an entire student body while working to discern the challenges each individual student faces. But Pepin Academies in Florida have taken up the gantlet. The innovative charter schools are raising the bar — and their students’ self-esteem and expectations.