When bullying endangers students or causes them to drop out, advocates say programs like Q High can keep children safe and on track academically.
When Kailee Hernandez told her friends at Central High School last year that she's gay, things changed between them.
Girls she was once close to mocked the then-sophomore, acting as if she was hitting on them. When she entered a classroom, they sometimes just stared at her.
Kailee, 15, dropped out before the school year was over.
This fall, she is back in class, at Q High, one of a handful of programs or schools across the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths that offers high-school courses and other activities in what its founders call a harassment-free environment. Read more »