Voices From The Classroom
Jonathan Verdugo

JonathanJonathan attends Success Academy.  He was attending Chiles High School and put more attention on hanging out with friends than school work.  When he fell behind, his guidance counselor suggested the Success Academy.  It's been a good place for him and he has learned that you don't have an endless amount of time to make things work. Stay focused.

Tyanna Marshall

TyannaTyanna is a single parent of her one year old son  The parenting classes that she takes through Leon County schools are very important place where she can share her challenges with other moms. She is determined to continue her education and to to college.

Nija Jones

Nija JonesNija Jones is in the 10th grade at Godby High School.  She works hard to stay focused and pushes herself to do well.  She doesn't like C's! Her advice: high school is a big ball of emotions so surround yourself with the right people.

Jalen Brown

Jalen BrownJalen started out at Chiles but his mother pulled him out and put him at Success Academy when his grades started to drop.  He wasn't happy about it at first, but the Success Academy has helped him refocus and get his grades back on the honor roll. He will return to Chiles for his senior year.

Tamera Howie

Tamera HowieTamera is a student athlete at Godby High School with a challenging course load that she works hard to stay on top of.  She is in an AVID program that helps support her college goals.  She is also participating in the PBS program Roadtrip Nation.

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