Student Profile: Bryan Cavazos (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Bryan is a senior from District 88.
OES: This is your first full year with us. How are you feeling about this semester so far?
BC: I’m feeling very confident. I feel like I’m going to earn my credits and graduate on time.
OES: Where’s all this new confidence coming from?
BC: It helps that I was here last year. The lessons here get straight to the point. That makes the whole learning process easier.
OES: Do you like working on the computer?
BC: Sometimes it makes my eyes hurt! But I prefer this to sitting in a regular classroom.
OES: Let’s talk about the teachers.
BC: The teachers here are always ready to help. They seem to know when I need help even if I don’t ask for it.
OES: How does your Mom feel about our program?
BC: She’s happy that I’m here. Now I’m actually waking up for school. My attendance is steady now. It wasn’t before.
OES: What’s the hardest class you have this semester?
OES: What about a favorite?
BC: At the very beginning of the year it was art. But now I really enjoy English. I’m really beginning to enjoy writing. I put my mind and my passion into everything I write now.
OES: What plans do you have for after high school?
BC: I want to go to college to get a culinary degree. I already have a job in a local restaurant. I started over the summer washing dishes. Now I spend some time doing prep work too. Soon I’ll be doing just prep work.
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