Vashon High School is of the lowest-performing schools in the state. It is located in a high-poverty neighborhood in North St. Louis. Some teachers there are determined to improve the lives of their students. Despite reoccurring violence on the streets, these teachers at Vashon completed twenty-four successful visits to their students’ home as part of HOME WORKS! Here’s the miraculous part– every visit resulted in some sort of positive outcome for the student and/or his or her family. These brief testimonials are a MUST READ. There is little data on teacher home visits to high school students. HOME WORKS! and the dedicated teachers at Vashon are working to change that. No matter what the age, kids can succeed. Parents are ALWAYS their child’s first teacher!