The Exploris School is a charter school in downtown Raleigh and one of the first model STEM schools in North Carolina. With no bus services available for their students, they encourage parents to carpool or students to take the bus. These alternative options not only reduce carbon emissions but have encouraged independence in students.
Summer Clayton, executive director of The Exploris School, says, “We never want transportation to be a barrier for students that are able to get to Exploris and attend our school.”
In its central downtown location, The Exploris School’s middle school campus is in the perfect spot for students to jump on GoRaleigh or GoTriangle buses to get them to and from school.
The students at Exploris see the benefits of taking the bus from many different angles. Several students love the chance to catch up with friends or get a head start on their homework. Others love their new-found independence. Noah, a middle school student at Exploris, says, “I like riding the bus because it’s eco-friendly. Instead of one mom driving you to and from school, the bus driver is taking you and a bunch of other people to one place.”
Layla, another bus commuter student, says, “I would encourage other students to take the bus by telling them it’s safe and it’s fun.”
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