The school day ended several hours ago, and Quintin Boyce stands anxiously outside Bioscience High School’s cafeteria in his shirt and tie.
Boyce, who oversees recruitment at the downtown Phoenix school, watches potential students file into a recruitment fair. Some of the students in the school’s robotics program mingle with eighth-graders who have shown up.
Boyce puts on his suit jacket, grabs a microphone and prepares to make his pitch: Bioscience offers small classes and exposure to city, county and state governments. It will prepare students for college and “the real world.” Every student will have an internship his or her senior year.