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‘I am more focused and motivated to succeed’

  • matthew laplante
  • November 28, 2018

Madeline wasn’t convinced a traditional high school was quite right for her. When her boyfriend suggested she try Graduation Alliance, as he had, she took after his hard-working example.

In high school I had trouble focusing. It was hectic and I just wanted to have fun,” Madeline said. “With Graduation Alliance I can do my work whenever, and it keeps me more motivated.”

The academic coaches at Graduation Alliance were a big part of Madeline’s journey to earning her high school diploma.

“I really struggled with math in a traditional high school,” she said. “The academic coaches were really helpful and always there to motivate me. The setup of the program allowed me to see my progress and everything I needed to graduate.”

Madeline plans to study aquarium science at a local community college, then marine biology at a major university.

“Now that I have my diploma,” she said, “I am more focused and motivated to succeed in life.”

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Graduation Alliance works with school leaders across the nation to provide alternative paths for students. You can learn more here.