Grad Track Student Spotlight: Dalen Loiseau

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Dalen Loiseau is a student who has made a remarkable turnaround in his academic career since he enrolled at Apalachee late in his sophomore year. Dalen is a pleasure to be around, and his demeanor is one that will take him a long way in life. He is quick to say hello to students and staff alike and is also quick with a smile. Dalen is working hard toward graduating this spring and is looking forward to pursuing his career goals.

Dalen’s high school career started off a little rocky when he was in Gwinnett County. He did well some semesters and not so well during others. Gwinnett students earn half credits, and when Dalen came to AHS, he had some courses that were only halfway complete. He worked with the graduation specialist at AHS, Andy Dean, to develop a plan to take recovery courses to finish the half credits.

Since he has been at Apalachee, he has done considerably better in his classes. He has been working diligently to be successful in his classes and is working hard to recover credits at Foothills. Dalen is well on his way to being a graduate in the spring.

When he graduates, Dalen is considering a couple of different career paths. His big dream is to go to school and work to become a mental health therapist or a social worker. This is no surprise as Dalen has a huge heart and always wants to be there for his friends and classmates. His second path he is considering is joining the military. Either way, Dalen will find success due to his positive attitude and desire to do well.

Apalachee High School is proud of the work Dalen is doing to get to the finish line. He is an asset to the school, and we look forward to seeing him graduate in May.

We are proud of our students who are on the “Grad Track.” A Grad Track student has either failed one or more academic classes and/or is behind in credits needed for graduation with their cohort class. Graduation Specialists at all three Barrow County School System (BCSS) high schools support students who meet these qualifications.

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