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191 Your Diploma Your Way Students Celebrate Student Achievement and Graduation in Florida.

Your Diploma Your Way (YDYW), Accelerated Learning Solutions’ (ALS) dropout prevention and recovery charter schools, awarded high school diplomas to 191 students during its first year of operation in Florida.

Each of ALS’ high schools celebrate student success in the classroom with graduation ceremonies in cap and gown twice a year, in December and June.

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191 Graduate in the First School Year


 

On June 12, 2009, these three schools held a joint graduation ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Students, families and friends kept the auditorium filled with excitement and energy throughout the evening. The schools’ principals addressed the students and audience, and a few students shared their stories about completing high school.

The guest speaker, Ardonnis Lumpkin, emphasized the importance of an education and encouraged the graduates to keep learning, to keep growing in whatever they do.

After the ceremony, a few graduates stated the same advice to other students who are struggling in school. Juan Comacho from North University High School says to “Just stay focused, don’t give up on it. You know you’ll be someone in the future. With an education you know you can do a lot. Without it, you’re going nowhere.” Robert Sinicharles from Dolphin Park High School adds “If you’re in a struggle then that means it’s for a good cause and in the end you’re going to come out on top.”

ALS surveyed all of its graduates to measure three key points: