A US school in Phoenix, Arizona catering specifically to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and/or transgender is now accepting enrolments.

Q High opened its doors last month and is attempting to foster a more tolerant environment for students who have dealt with bullies at a previous high school.

The school’s research shows students in the LGBTQ community were dropping out of traditional schools and not re-enrolling.

“For me personally, it’s about creating a safe space for our youth to feel welcome,” Q High program coordinator Kado Stewart told ABC Arizona.

“We’re offering an alternative to students who do not feel safe at (traditional) schools.”

During the day Q High operates as a virtual academy, meaning students take classes online.

But the school’s building also houses a youth centre that provides resources specifically for LGBT students, such as a class on coming out.

So far, 14 students have enrolled at Q High. The current facility can accommodate 25 students.

It’s the first school of its kind in Arizona and one of only a handful in the US.

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