It's hard to
COLEMAN: It's not really pleasant to the eye, really. So coming here, it's - Wow - you know, like that.
Coleman now studies in classrooms with wall-to-wall white boards and sound-proof glass walls. There are airy hallways and mod shelves packed with books. Coleman says it's a very different high school experience than she might have had.
COLEMAN: I would probably be at Hirschâ€”which is my neighborhood school. It's not a great school. So that's why I'm grateful for our school. We are going to college. That's what they want us to do. They want us to go and also graduate.
The $20 million school was paid for through a mix of public and private funds.
At a ribbon cutting Tuesday, schools chief Ron Huberman said