He is shy in the early going, but the teachers at Squaw Valley Academy greet him by name and smile when they see him. It dawns on him that he matters to them. His classes are smaller than at his old school, so he has to participate. Hesitant at first, his teachers engage and encourage him. Soon, he is sharing what he thinks, advocating his ideas. For the first time in forever, he feels like he belongs. His parents notice a new light in his eyes.