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Longview High School, a small alternative school, with a maximum of 60 students, is risking relocation. We are our own building, separate from any big school. We have our little safe haven on top of the hill above Red Rocks Community College, Mclain High School, And Warren Tech. What makes us so different, is we are an alternative school. We are not a program. The Jeffco school board has proposed that our school be relocated into the Mclain High School building. We can not let this happen. This will not only take away our building, our home, it will eventually turn Longview High School into a program within Mclain, a school within a school. Many students have expressed that if they had seen Longview as a school within a school, they wouldn't even have applied. They wouldn't be getting their diplomas, but would be at home, working full time, struggling to get a GED. This school is so much more than just a school, it is a safe haven, and escape, a home. If we are moved into a large school building, the entire atmosphere will change, effectively making Longview obsolete. This school has not only saved the education, but the lives of many young adults, and we can not let this school dissapear. On Thursday the 16th of February a bunch of students all went and met with a school board member, and pleaded with them to consider changing their decision. Many students, including myself, were in tears at this decision. You wouldn't displace a family from their home, so why would you displace us? Just like our school mascot, the Phoenix, we are fire. We will not be put out. We will fight fro our school. And no matter the outcome, we will rise from the ashes and be stronger than before.

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