Grad Spotlight: Multilingual Musician Makes the Grade
When Magdalene was in third grade, her elementary school closed and her family was faced with a challenge. They needed to find a school that supported her educational needs while allowing her to pursue her interests and multilingual passions.
Magdalene’s family found that support in our programs and she recently graduated with the Class of 2021! She took advantage of the benefits available to our students throughout her many years at Visions and the independence and work ethic she developed served her well as she participated in tons of extracurricular activities.
“Outside of school, I am involved in multiple musical activities,” says Magdalene. She’s served as the Antioch Strolling Strings student director, was part of the Music Teachers Association of California Delta Branch, and performed with the Los Medanos College Orchestra. Additionally, she took honors and college classes all while enrolled as a high school freshman with her teacher’s support.
“For me, it was the flexibility of the program that worked for me the most,” says Magdalene. “I did not have to worry about any community college class conflicts between my Visions classes because it was so flexible!”
Graduation and Beyond
Magdalene proudly graduated with high marks and was also a recipient of the prestigious State Seal of Biliteracy for mastering Spanish as a second language. Magdalene plans to attend University of the Pacific where she intends to double major in biological sciences and music performance. When asked about her success, Magdalene thanked her teachers, counselors, support staff, and of course, her parents for helping her reach her personal and educational goals.
“I am very glad to have been a student at Visions In Education these past years,” says Magdalene. “All of these individuals have done such a wonderful job in supporting me throughout my educational journey and I appreciate them all!”