Innovation High School offers students alternatives for learning

Innovation High School principal Heather Barnhart poses for a photo with Leslie Partida who graduated from the school Thursday, Nov. 14. Ryan Ponitz photo
It was a warm sunny morning when Leslie Partida set out for Innovation High School at 39665 Avenida Acacias in Murrieta with her infant son David in tow. But Thursday, Nov. 14, wasn’t just any day for Partida, it was the day she would graduate with her diploma from the alternative high school.Leslie and David Partida, along with Murrieta Mayor Kelly Seyarto, school Principal Heather Barnhart and Partida’s instructor Tonja Politiski, celebrated the milestone in front of Partida’s classmates with the ringing of a bell that signified her high school graduation.It was an emotional moment for everyone in attendance as many enrolled in the school, which focuses on high-risk students, overcome multiple obstacles to earn that high school diploma. Whether needing to work a full-time j
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.