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‘I can go to college and get my career started’

  • matthew laplante
  • November 21, 2018

Kayla has always been a go-getter.

With big dreams for the future, the Spokane, Washington, native wanted a fast-track through high school so she could get down to business—with a business license.

“Now that I’ve graduated, I can go to college and get my career started,” she said. “I’m planning to get my business license and own my own salon.”

She thought those dreams would be on hold for four years while she finished high school. But when a friend told her about Graduation Alliance, Kayla jumped on board and thrived in the online environment.

“I didn’t like working at everyone else’s pace in a traditional high school,” she said. “It was so nice to have everything online where I could work alone and get things done.”

Kayla has now graduated and is on the path to owning her own business. And she credits Graduation Alliance with assisting her along the way.

“My academic coach helped me a lot—she was always there to help me out and talk whenever I needed her,” she said. “Now I can get a better job and start earning more money for a better life.”

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