Graduates Spring 2020
It took Abby Brajuha 10 years to reach a goal of completing her Ontario Secondary School Diploma. With the support of staff at the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Kincardine, she enrolled in Quinte Adult Education’s Ontario Secondary School Diploma at a distance in 2010.
Abby never attended high school and had to start from the very beginning. She began the program 6 months after the birth of her first son. She took a break for a few years, but returned to her studies.
“When I started, it was a lot different!” she shares. “I was sent handbooks in the mail.” Staff at the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Kincardine assisted her in registering for each course and she writes exams at the online learning centre. She admits she was intimated at first, but received support and persevered.
“They are so helpful and always check in on me,” she says about Contact North | Contact Nord staff.
She balanced her time between work, raising her children and schoolwork. Initially, it took some time before she received a final mark for a course completed, but in recent years, she received her mark within a few days.
Abby plans to graduate in June 2020.