Miguel Carter grew up a child in the foster care system in Florida. He was shuffled around from home to home, and has attended over 10 public schools.
Due to the lack of consistency, Miguel found out from a high school guidance counselor that he wouldn’t be able to graduate with his peers due to being 12 credits short. When searching for answers, he was informed about Acceleration Academy as an option to earn his high school diploma. Miguel enrolled and shined bright, an exemplary student; he worked tirelessly to earn those remaining credits.
Miguel is flying to Chicago this week to meet with the Board of Directors to tell his story to them. We could not be prouder of his achievements, his hard work and dedication to pursuing education. If you would like to read more about Miguel’s story, click here to read an article published by the Polk County Democrat (local paper).