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Student Success Stories

Read student success stories—personal stories about ordinary students with extraordinary accomplishments. We get to meet learners who are pursuing personal ambitions, with the encouragement and support available in a personalized, competency-based education. We hear from early college high school students who are the first in their families to graduate from high school. Every student has a story to tell. Read some of our favorite student success stories:

Read how Carlos Velazquez Vega's student experiences in Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, unlocked a passion for filmmaking.

How One Student’s Learning Experiences Unlocked a Lifetime of Creativity

Carlos Velazquez Vega discovered a passion for filmmaking in the classroom – and went on to help solve very real problems in his learning community using his skills.
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Read about how Dulce Diaz is pursuing a Master’s in education policy so she can help more students have access to the kind of personalized, competency-based education she had.

A Graduate Perspective: Personalized Learning Is What Every Student Deserves

Read about how Dulce Diaz is pursuing a master’s degree in education policy so she can help more students have access to the kind of personalized, competency-based education from which she benefited.
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Learn how personalized learning and competency-based education is allowing Kaur Khalsa to recognize her role and impact on an increasingly global society.

How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Empowers Students to Make a Change in the World

Learn how personalized learning and competency-based education is allowing Kaur Khalsa to recognize her role and impact on an increasingly global society.
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Discover how Emily Levasseur’s experiences in a competency-based learning environment helped her learn how to manage her time, collaborate with others and think critically about what she was learning and why.

Learning Self-Reliance and Achieving Success

Discover how Emily Levasseur’s experiences in a competency-based learning environment helped her learn how to manage her time, collaborate with others and think critically about what she was learning and why.
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See why Yasmina Ahmad, a Toledo Early College High School graduate, daughter of immigrants and first-generation college-goer, credits her early college experience for helping her plan and attain the skills necessary for her future path.

Early College Builds Confidence

See why Yasmina Ahmad, a Toledo Early College High School graduate, daughter of immigrants and first-generation college-goer, credits her early college experience for helping her plan and attain the skills necessary for her future path.
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The classroom practices in a personalized, competency-based learning environment can help set students up for success.