School HistorySecond Chance was established on March 25, 2008 at the Mehrdad Pepper Ghazvini Learning Center. Mehrdad Pepper Ghazvini Learning Center is located in Tallahassee, FL and is one of 59 schools in Leon School District. It is an alternative school that serves nearly 100 students in grades 6-12.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
In 2011, Mehrdad Pepper Ghazvini Learning Center had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.