Tag: Graduation

Ombudsman Alternative Education class of 2015 celebrates commencement (Greenville, Mich.)

The students of the Ombudsman class of 2015 were officially graduates following their commencement on Wednesday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner For many, it was a long hard road, full of twists and turns, with an uncertain ending. But make it ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Nysa Martinez (DeKalb, Ill.)

My name is Nysa Martinez. This is my fifth year as a high school student. For three years, I attended the DeKalb high school; towards the end of what would’ve been my senior year, I transferred to Ombudsman- after waiting ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Mercedes Tikkun (DeKalb, Ill.)

I’ve been with Ombudsman a little over two years, and I can finally say my time is here. I’m a high school graduate! It’s exciting because I never thought I’d ever get to say those words. Without the help of ...

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OMBUDSMAN GRADUATION: Largest class on record (Grand Island, Neb.)

It feels good as Jose Ayala Vargas tries on his gown Monday afternoon before graduation begins at the Grand Island Ombudsman Center. The graduating class of 26 students is the largest class yet for the G.I. Ombudsman Center. (Independent/Barrett Stinson) ...

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Kids Who Didn’t Give Up Earn Diplomas (Grand Island, Neb.)

For kids who almost gave up on school, school could have given up on them. Now, they earn their diplomas against the odds. These kids took a different path. But in words of superintendent Rob Winter, “so?”Jose Ayala Vargas embraced ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Marty Sebrell (EdTrek, Holt, Mich.)

My life before EdTrek was a difficult one; being in the high school was not for me. I have been deaf in my right ear since I was born. Therefore, I have always had to deal with that, and I’m ...

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Ombudsman Chicago’s first graduating class (Chicago)

Tue., Jun. 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDTby Yvette Caslin More than 20 graduates from the Ombudsman Chicago program were recognized for their academic achievements during a commencement ceremony at Holy Trinity High School. What is Ombudsman Chicago? Chicago Public Schools ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Sets The Standard With Inaugural Graduating Class (Chicago)

June 09, 2014 “The path to graduation has been wrought with obstacles for many of our students,” said Dr. Chaun Johnson, Principal, Ombudsman Chicago. “Our graduates are proud of what they have achieved and they have been very vocal in ...

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Students Receive Second Chance at Ombudsman (Chicago)

The Lawndale News June 19, 2014 According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), a child drops out of high school every nine seconds. Marissa Noyola should have been a high school dropout. Noyola was kicked out ...

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‘I regained my hope:’ Students earn diplomas through credit recovery (Athens, Ala.)

Ombudsman Center graduates 44 The News Courier May 28, 2014 By Kim West High school graduations often are marked by memorable moments, whether it’s a keynote speech delivered by a famous former Alaska governor or Tanner’s tradition of lighting candles. ...

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