This is me at my 35th Reunion at Jefferson County Open School, JCOS. I realize I'm not 35 and obviously I haven't been out of school for 35 years. It is a reunion of all the graduating classes, since the beginning of the school. I graduated in 1990. The high school was originally in Evergreen, Colorado, and it was known as Mountain Open High School.
The elementary and junior high were located in Golden in a school named Tanglewood Open School. I started at Tanglewood in 1985 when I was in 8th grade. I had visited the school a year before to tour it, and I fell instantly in love with the school. I had hated school up until this point in my life. I was happy to finally find a place where I fit. A lot of people like me were into the arts....and I knew their was no other place I wanted to be.