Completing an English course towards her Ontario Secondary School Diploma
When traditional high school was not working for Madi Aoki, she turned to online learning. Through the Chatham-Kent Public Library, she learned about the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Wallaceburg where she could get help with her study options. Madi enrolled in Lakehead District School Board – Adult Education’s online English (College Preparation) Grade 12 course.
“You need to be self-disciplined to work on your own, but it really works for me,” she says. Madi has mental health issues and needs to set her own hours and work in a less distracting environment.
Staff at the online learning centre also provided referrals to other community resources. Madi found a part-time job at a local grocery store through a referral to Goodwill Career Centre’s Employment Ontario Resource and Information Centre.
She is completing her Ontario Secondary School Diploma and planning to graduate in June 2019.