Cochise County Superintendent Jacqui Clay welcomed a new accommodation school, the New Crossroads Academy, into the county with an open house for the education center on Friday, June 25.

“We named it ‘New Crossroads’ because the thing is, when you get to a point, whether that’s a jail detention center or you dropped-out or whatever that situation is, when you meet us at the school, you have a choice: you could continue going the way you are, or you have the opportunity to change,” said Clay.

Clay continued, “A lot of people drop-off the map because they don’t feel significant anymore ... Anybody will drop-off the map because they don’t have a purpose. Once you have a purpose, it equals passion ... Education is supposed to be the one that helps you find what that is, then you go with it.”

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