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Pagnotta Re-Exhilarated by New GOAL Position
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For 27 years Rye native Gunny Pagnotta has been involved in educating young people. This year, beginning his first year as Communications Coordinator at GOAL High School, he describes himself as re-exhilarated. Those of you who know Pagnotta are familiar with his fire and his passion, but his journey into innovative education has poured gasoline on the fire in his heart for young people.

For those of you who are strangers to GOAL High School, it is the largest high school in the state of Colorado. The 32 buildings, 500 miles between those buildings, 450 staff members, 782 graduates last year and a total of 3,519 students, currently, creates plenty of need for internal and external communication. Of the over 4000 alternative education facilities, GOAL is ranked #50 in the nation.

On September 3rd GOAL High School will begin its 11th school year. It began as G.O.A.L. Academy in 2007 under the authority of Dolores Huerta Prep in Pueblo. Two years later, in 2009, it became part of District 49 out of Falcon, although the administration building is in Pueblo. GOAL stands for Guided Online Academic Learning.

The vision statement for the organization is, “Helping all students achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive, and personalized environment."

“Our charter requires that at least 90% of our kids be at risk for failing to graduate,” shared Pagnotta. “Some are over-age and under-credited. Some dropped out. Some have dealt with difficult home situations. For some the traditional brick and mortar schools just don’t work. Others come to GOAL because they are not being challenged in a traditional setting. We take students from ages 16-24.”

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