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Students in the Adult High School Credit Diploma Program, responded to this quote:

"The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling." –Fabien Fredrickson

By IR: For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to own something. Cosmetology has always been a passion of mine, and I recently decided I want to own my own salon one day. I have plenty of fears about the future, but this quote proves to be true. No matter what happens, I want to wake up every day and love what I do. Choosing a career in something you're passionate about can set you up for a more fulfilling life.

By Gabe: When I get my diploma, my plans are to got to Trade School and get my welding license. The quote can inspire me because I love art and welding is like an art to me. Why? Because if you see all of the beautiful skylines of the buildings around the world … most of them or maybe all of them, were welded.

By TS: The career path that I would like to get in to after I receive my diploma is carpentry. I like seeing different things that are built out of wood. I know I will have to work really hard at math because that is the main part of being a carpenter. I would love to go around and pick up old or used furniture and bring it back to life and re-sell it.

By Anonymous: I don't know what career to do because I'm good at many things. This quote can inspire me to accomplish things that I like to do. I guess it can help me decide which things I like to be more passionate about. I like to do more stuff related to landscaping than anything else, so it’s something that can be a possibility.

By SG: Since I was little, I constantly changed my career path. Today I am still worried that I will change what I want to do for a living. I grew up loving dance and for the longest time I wanted to be a fashion designer. As time went on I started to get more fascinated with learning about how the human body works. In 7th grade in science class we learned about the human body and I was fascinated and that was the only thing I was good at in science. So, for my career path I am still deciding on between going for psychiatry or a family physician doctor even though working in the hospital is starting to interest me. What inspired me to be these was my family. I just want to help people to not be in anymore pain. My relationship with God also inspired me. So, when I get my diploma I am going to go straight for college for two majors of family physician and psychology/psychiatrist. I’m thinking of going to Tunxis for maybe 2 years then switch to UCONN. While being at college I might find a part time job around the area. I was thinking Barnes and Noble since I love books or maybe be a receptionist at a doctor’s office and work myself up.

By DTD: Once I get my diploma, I’m going to try my best to maybe go to college and study Criminal Justice to maybe become a Forensic Scientist. Maybe try to get little side jobs. The quote can help me remember who I want to become in the future, and keep the mentality all about my future so I won’t fall off until I get to my goal.

By EM:
When I get my diploma, I'm going to work-out and work on myself. After, I'm going to go to school for criminal justice or go to the police academy. What makes me keep going to school is my son and family. I want to be someone better and give my kids everything that I never had, and for them to see me as a better person. So, every day, if I get up in the morning tired or stressed or in a bad mood-- I think of my kids and think, I’m alive to do better.

By Anonymous: A career I want to pursue, is either in electrical or welding. This quote can inspire you because when you're good at something you can just pursue it. This could help you pick a career path by what you find fun and interesting.

Students in the Adult High School Credit Diploma Program,  responded to this quote:                                           

“Success always begins with a thought but it is achieved through action.”

By SG: I can apply this to my work/school life to remind myself in order to be successful I actually need to do things in order to get to success. It helps me push myself to actually get things done even at home like chores. For school I will need to push myself to do more work throughout the days and to stay focused for this year and the future. Along with studying a lot for the future. In the past I wish I had known how exactly to push myself into actually going to school when I stayed out of school for a long time because of a medical issue but luckily, I know how to do that now.

By IR: I can apply this to my school life because success is easy to picture but it requires hard work. It is easy to lose track of your success, and even harder to pull yourself up from that. I wish I had made better academic choices in the past so I wouldn't have to work so hard now to meet my goals. This quote can help you become successful because it can push you to realize that things won't just come your way, and you have to work hard for them.

By Anonymous: This quote is good because it tells you that nothing comes easy and that you have to work for what you want. For instance, if you want to get promoted or get a better job than the one you're working at,  you have to work hard to get the promotion or to get the job you want.

By DTD: I wish I had taken the better route for school when I first started my freshman year, because when I first started,  I thought things were going to be as simple as the movie High School Musical was, all fun and happy times, and it was.  But the thing about it is,  I never really did my work and that impacted big time on my grades. What I’m going to do, so I can turn my future around to be successful, is to do the right thing and do what I have to, in order to become successful in life.

By TS: I learned about this program through the daytime GED program I attended here in Plainville. The teacher I had was telling me about this program here at the high school. I   joined this program because I didn’t have a lot left to finish when I was in high school. I just started this program and I was told I should be done by June of 2022. What I like about this program is that I am able to finish what I started years ago. I would recommend this program to other students that are working during the day or have kids this would be great because it’s in the evening.

By Gabe: I learned about the program by a friend they gave me a card I’m glad they did. I decided to join the program because I want to further my education so I can move on from my job get into something that I want to do. I have been in the program for one day so far so good. What I like about the program is that everyone seems very nice. I would recommend this program because once you’re done you can go for things that you couldn’t go for before.

By IR:  Today is my first day in the adult ed program. I struggled consistently in traditional school despite all of my best efforts. This program was recommended to me by my guidance counselor. I chose to go this route in hopes to be able to graduate within a certain time frame. I also was attracted to the schedule because it leaves me with more time in the day, and helps me exercise more independence. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking for a high school alternative. 

By EM: I learned about the program because my sister was going here before and I chose this program to finish school and cause my sister told me everyone here was very helpful and easy to understand. I have been here for two years already and I like it. They help me a lot and push me to do better in life. I would recommend it to my family and friends, because everyone here is a good person and help students finish their goals.