Student Voices


Second chances...

second"I am committed to trying my hardest to succeed and to help others to succeed too.  I will be one of the most motivated, hard working students you will ever come across if you give me a chance."
                                                        ~ Senior, OHS




I am excited...

books"I am really excited about going to Oakland.  I know I am going to do really well.  The teachers seem really nice, fun, and caring.  They want me to succeed."
~ Sophomore, OHS


"I am really excited that I have an opportunity to get the credits I need to graduate on time.  Also you guys will help me find something I am good at.  I really like that a lot."
~ Senior, OHS

"I have always wanted a good education,but I don't seem to doing the right things to make it happen.  This opportunity at Oakland High School will help me focus on the type of career I would like.  I have goals and wants in my life and I want to start working towards those goals."
~ Sophomore, OHS 

" I think Oakland High School will benefit me because it's going to be a smaller school.  I will have more one on one help with my school work and I think I can learn a lot more.  When I know what I am doing and I give my best effort my school work gets done and it's really good."
~ Junior, OHS

"I am excited to be going to Oakland High School next year.  They will provide everything I need to graduate on time and help me get into a good college."
~ Junior, OHS


I need a smaller school...

smaller

"I get distracted easily, so I need a lot of hands-on work with fewer students.  I'm not sure what I want to do and I think Oakland will allow me find out because it is more individualized."
~ Sophomore, OHS

"Oakland is a smaller school and I need that kind of family environment where I know everyone cares about me."
~ Sophomore, OHS


​I can be myself....


 

students"I look at Oakland as an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, a place where I, and me alone, will get to create my own learning environment - be who I want to be - and by all means, be in a place that I feel like I belong."
~ Sophomore, OHS






I can make up for bad choices...

I have been up and down with my grades and now I am behind in my credits.  I feel that Oakland will be helpful to me because I don't have to wait a whole semester to move on to the next class.
~ Junior, OHS

This year I have lost all of my progress from last year and I have made some bad choices.  I think that Oakland will help me reach my goals again and to graduate from high school
~ Sophomore, OHS


I want a future...
futureI would love to graduate from high school and go to college to make a better future for myself.
~ Junior, OHS

I feel like my determination to graduate would help everyone realize that Oakland is not a school for bad kids or underachievers, but for kids who want to do better.
~ Junior, OHS