Grad Track Student Spotlight: Alyssa Clark

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Alyssa Clark stepped back into the halls of Winder-Barrow High School ready to do whatever it takes to graduate in May 2024. Early in her high school career, a car accident and difficult family situations caused Alyssa to miss a good deal of school and, therefore, her school life became unstable. Knowing she needed eleven credits in one year did not thwart her desire to come back and fulfill her goal of graduating.

When faced with giving up because she was behind, or buckling down and giving 200%, she chose the latter. In addition to her own personal resolve, she is monitored closely and has consistent check-ins to ensure she does not fall behind. Alyssa is appreciative of the education and support she receives at Winder-Barrow and credits the ability to be successful to the team supporting her and the ability to complete courses within the credit recovery platform. Alyssa has shown grit when faced with and overcoming adversity. Hard worker, self-advocate, problem solver, and team player are all attributes now associated with Alyssa. These qualities will serve her well in her future career endeavors.

Alyssa has a huge heart for helping people that cannot help themselves. Her life experiences and challenges have shaped her into the person she is today and her desires for her future. She plans to attend a technical college to pursue a job working in a rehabilitation center, at a nursing home, or as a special needs therapist. We are so proud of this young lady and know she will be successful in her future!

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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