Different Forms of Education in the Community

Students who experience education differently, such as at home or on a school campus, have diverse lives.

Adriana Nicole Hernandez, Staff Writer

Many students get a different form of education. Woodside Paw Print reporter Adriana Hernandez has the story about what it’s like for students who come from different educational backgrounds.

Everyone faces a different educational struggle. For instance, my mom, Mary Hernandez, had to attend a different form of high school because she got pregnant with me at the young age of 16.

“I had to change schools because pregnant girls weren’t allowed to go to the school I was enrolled in,” my mom said.

Although she got pregnant, that didn’t stop her from getting some type of diploma.

“I didn’t graduate. I ended up dropping out at age 18, but I got my GED a year later,” my mom said.

Growing up, she had to attend many different schools.

“My education was kind of sporadic,” Hernandez described. “We moved around a lot, and so I went to a lot of different schools growing up.”

“I feel a little bit privileged to be able to go to school. I know that there are a lot of people who aren’t that lucky.”

— Tyler Harwood

“I feel a little bit privileged to be able to go to school,” Tyler Harwood, a freshman here at Woodside, said. “I know that there are a lot of people who aren’t that lucky.”

He feels grateful to have a family that pushes him to do his best in school.

“They’re always there as an influencer. They always help me push myself, they are not punishing me for bad grades nor are they giving me money for good grades; it’s just they are both telling me to do well,” Harwood said.

He does do karate every day after school, which can weigh in when it come to school work.

“I have missed karate a few times for homework,” Harwood stated.

Other students are more isolated. Sarah Peterson, who is 12, has been homeschooled since she was in first grade.

Adriana Hernandez
Sarah Peterson does classwork on her computer at home.

“It was very educational and it was fun,” Peterson said. “I got to be around animals, and I got to meet a lot of people through it. I’ve learned a lot about horses. I just love being homeschooled.”

Starting in a few months, she will be going back to public school. 

“I’m pretty excited to go back to school,” Peterson commented. “I get to be in a new learning environment, like changing it up, and I get to meet new people.”

For the Woodside Paw Print, I’m Adriana Hernandez.

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