I did what I thought I couldn’t do… I graduated from high school! If it wasn’t for iSucceed being there throughout my struggles, I would have received a GED instead of an Idaho diploma.
Hi, my name is Gina, I am an iSucceed VHS graduate. I also have more than 30 medical diagnoses. I went from being a high school dropout to proud member of iSucceed’s 2010 graduating class.
I decided to drop out of high school in the fall of 2008 because traditional school, and the special education team, wasn’t working for me. At first, I decided to pursue a GED but felt a “missing part” of myself slowly fading away. Before I took the GED test, I decided to look for an online high school as an alternative.
As soon as I started my first semester at iSucceed Virtual High School, my family and I knew that I would receive a high school diploma. And in June of 2010, I did. If it wasn’t for iSucceed being there throughout my struggles, I would have received a GED instead of an Idaho diploma.
To me, and to prospective employers, a high school diploma means that I stuck with school even though it was a big struggle. It shows that I didn’t fall prey to quitting, despite unique challenges.
Today I serve on the Board of Directors at a non-profit organization called Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL). I also consider myself a gamer and geek, and am currently pursuing a career in the gaming industry. I’ve learned a lot, and am eager to apply and share my life lessons.
Gina, thank you for sharing your story with us, and for allowing us to provide a successful pathway for you! Sincerely, you friends at iSucceed