In our student community, there are some inspirational students with ambitious goals.
Kayt, an aspiring teacher, is one of these individuals.
Forced to drop out of high school due to a serious illness, Kayt completed high school independently and began college as an adult student.
Even after Granite State College emerged as Kayt’s top choice, beginning the process wasn’t so simple.
I was terrified. Even after I had determined that Granite State was the best place for me, I still had trouble taking the next step. One of my biggest fears was college math. I'm dyslexic and struggled with Math in the past. It was the only course that I ever failed in high school.
Upon meeting with an Academic Coach, Kayt learned that the fears she carried with her were all challenges that she could handle.
My Advisor organized a workshop for myself and a few other students to study for the Accuplacer test. With a passing score, this would allow me to have to take just one math course instead of two, which was ideal. She really made it happen for me.
In 2014, Kayt graduated with a bachelor's degree with teacher certification and will pursue a career as an elementary school teacher.
The illness that caused Kayt to drop out of high school still plays a role in her life and has affected her as a student at Granite State College.
With her degree and teacher certification, Kayt is off in the "real world" growing her career in education!