Author Archive | Donna Winchester

From rebellious to role model, thanks to a Florida charter school

Victor Freytas says his daughter Mia began to flourish after she enrolled at Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek.

ORLANDO – Mia Freytas navigates the hallways of Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek like a rock star, high-fiving teachers, blowing kisses to first-graders who rush up to hug her, and leaning in close to girls who grab her hands and whisper secrets.

Bobbing along the bustling corridors during class change, the bubbly 14-year-old, auburn curls bouncing, hustles so she won’t be late.

These days, it’s important to her to show up on time. Continue Reading →