Tag: Illinois

New Option Gives CPS Students a Second Chance to Earn a High School Diploma; Ombudsman Chicago Now Enrolling

24 Jul 2013 by: Ombudsman Educational Services CHICAGO (July 24, 2013) — Chicago Public Schools students ages 14-20 who are out of school or off track to graduate now have a new option to graduate from high school ready for ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Caitlin Hill (Elgin, Ill.)

I would guess that for the good majority of students, looking back on their years in elementary, middle and high school, brings to mind countless happy memories of friends, teachers, the exciting experience of learning, as well as the transformation ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Brianna Calimee (Elgin, Ill.)

Finally, my school days are coming to an end! As summer approaches and the number of school days grow shorter, I have to admit I am one happy camper. Before, I was dreading school like the plague but now I’m ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: John Styers (Elgin, Ill.)

Ombudsman has given me the opportunity to finally obtain my high school diploma. Few other places could give me the chance of completing four years of school in just two. It was at Ombudsman that I found the drive to ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Jamal Coleman (Elgin, Ill.)

My name is Jamal Coleman. I am 20 years old, and today I’m done with high school. I’ve been in high school for five years and, man, does it feel good to be done! When I first started, I attended ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Caitlin Welch (DeKalb, Ill.)

Ombudsman has made the biggest change in my life I’ve ever experienced so far. Before I started attending Ombudsman I dropped out of school because I would skip so much and my classes wouldn’t count anymore because I went over ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Ryan Chmura (Elgin, Ill.)

High school has been an extremely rough ride for me. I haven’t always made the best decisions. My name is Ryan Chmura, and I am 18 years old. Even though these past four years have been up and down, I ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Dallas Boehm (Elgin, Ill.)

My name is Dallas Boehm, and I’m and happy to finally say that I have successfully completed high school. Through these four short years, I have leaned a lot about myself, what it’s like to enter adulthood, and how to ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Marilyn Martinez (DeKalb, Ill.)

I was sent to Ombudsman because I got pregnant at 15 and I was not going to school because of that. I was getting bad grades. What I like about Ombudsman is that the teachers help you a lot. They ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Lorie Alford (DeKalb, Ill.)

Let me start off saying high school wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I came into high school slacking, not doing my homework, not really focused on class, not knowing that high school time flies by really ...

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