Zion enrolled in Pepin Academies during her 3rd-grade year, severely traumatized by her previous educational experiences, which complicated her medical conditions. By the 9th grade, Zion told me she no longer wanted to take medicine for ADHD because of the side effects. Zion wanted to prove to herself that she would graduate with her cohort. Her Neurologist agreed. It was a long hard road. Overall, Zion has accomplished her goal of graduating with her high school diploma, and this is also because of the curriculum, special needs support, and mental health services provided at Pepin.