We are a college preparatory school. We don’t want our students to go to college as an extension of high school. We want to engage them in the search for knowledge and understanding of the world as lifelong learners—and for some of them, college is a part of their continuing education.
For some of our students, college is an important goal, but not necessarily the first step once they graduate high school, whether they graduate with us or elsewhere. Once they graduate high school, several of our students choose gap year options, specialty classes, jobs, community college, and/or vocational training opportunities as part of their continuing education.
And then there are those who decide it’s time to serve their country.
United States Air Force Tech Sergeant Geck came to campus on November 8 to celebrate one student’s successful completion of boot camp with an Award of Appreciation presented to Auldern Academy and our Dean of Academics, Jim Phillips. “Izzy” as she was affectionately known by all of us on campus graduated here in June and went to boot camp in September (on Labor Day, no less!). Now, she is preparing to serve her country. She plans to attend college someday and will no doubt make a wonderful officer.
Congratulations Izzy. We are in this together, and we thank you for your service!