Student Profile: Albert Avizius (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Albert Avizius is a senior from Hinsdale Central.
OES: Welcome back Albert. How are things going this year?
AA: It’s going good. I have a lot of work to do.
OES: Compare the work you do here with the work you did at the district.
AA: The work is the same. The difference is the way you do it. I can concentrate on one class at a time. That makes it easier for me to focus.
OES: How do you like working on the computer?
AA: It’s good for me because I can go over a lesson again if I need to. At school the teacher didn’t always have time to stop and help if you didn’t get something. I can work at my own pace and I don’t feel rushed.
OES: How are you doing this year?
AA: I’ve finished the first semester of math, which is great.
OES: What will be the most challenging for you?
AA: English. I have a lot of English to do.
OES: You’re a senior this year. What’s next for Albert?
AA: I’d like to go to culinary school. I’ve had culinary classes at my district and at the Technology Center of DuPage.
OES: What types of things do you learn?
AA: They teach basic skills but you can also earn different licenses.
AA: You can earn your sanitation license as well as certificates in CPR, fire safety and career readiness.
OES: Albert, what would you tell someone who didn’t know anything about the program?
AA: I’d tell them it’s a good place to be. You can catch up on your credits, and it’s easier to focus with a three hour school day.
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