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‘Before, I didn’t like the homework, so I didn’t do it’

  • Joanna
  • November 7, 2018

Nate wanted to be in school, but his home life made that hard. 

So when an enrollment counselor from Graduation Alliance left a voicemail for him, after being referred by his local school district, he immediately called back.

“I work full time, so my family and challenges at home really started to interfere with my schoolwork,” Nate said. “With Graduation Alliance, I could go to work then do a little school.”

Previously, in his traditional high school, Nate said he rarely took the responsibility to complete his homework assignments. When he worked on assignments for his Graduation Alliance classes, it was the opposite.

“Before, I didn’t like the homework, so I didn’t do it. I was being lazy,” he said. “After I signed up, the convenience of doing homework whenever I could was awesome.”

Nate said he dreams of one day owning his own outdoor landscaping and tree maintenance business.

“Now that I have my high school diploma, I know more opportunities available to do things.”


Graduation Alliance works with school districts across the United States to give students additional paths to earning a diploma. Learn more here.