When Angelina Correia learned that she might not graduate on time, she was forced to make a decision; attend continuation school and graduate a year behind, or take charge of her futureand try and find a school that would help her graduate. An avid lover of music and an active singer, she was determined to put in the work so that she could graduate on schedule.
“I was told by my previous school that I would have had to go to a continuation school,” said Angelina. “My best friend had told me about Visions in hopes of graduating on time.”
At Visions, Angelina was connected with her teacher Megan Brunkhorst who helped her formulate a plan to catch up on credits while still making time for those who matter.
“I was really nervous about having to make my own schedule in the beginning,” said Angelina. “But now I am so used to it. I love planning things! I thought that being in Independent study would take a toll on my social skills, but it actually gives me more opportunities to spend time with those I love.”
Even while working hard to catch up on her education, Angelina still found time to pursue her love of music and spend time with her church’s youth group.
After all her hard work and with the support of her friends and family, Angelina not only graduated from Visions as part of the Class of 2022, she was able to graduate early and begin pursuing her dreams! She plans to attend Diablo Valley College this fall before pursuing a career in ministry. She gives thanks to her faith, her community of friends, and her teacher Mrs. Brunckhorst for seeing her through to the end.
“My teacher has been one of the most supportive teachers I have ever had!” says Angelina. “She has been so helpful to me in my journey. Thank you Mrs. Brunckhorst; you’re AWESOME!”