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Clary has been pursuing her GED® at Achievement Academy since 2017. She is a teacher’s dream student--the kind who is disappointed to learn about breaks from school because she always wants to be in the classroom! "The (Achievement Academy) teachers are fantastic and they make learning so much fun!" she says.
Clary never got a chance to attend public high school, but she is a tenacious and hard-working learner. "Achievement Academy is the perfect place for me to further my education and accomplish my goals," she says. At home, school is a group effort. She found Achievement Academy with the help of her foster mom, Tannya, who encourages her to read and get in extra studying in her free time. So far, Clary has completed three out of four GED subjects, with only math left to complete her diploma.
As an animal lover, Clary seized the chance to participate in a paid summer internship at a local veterinary clinic through the NC Works NextGen program. Through her internship, she has learned valuable workplace skills and made new friends (both with and without fur!). Clary hopes to finish her final GED test by the end of 2019 so she can pursue a college degree and work in veterinary medicine or animal protection.