Student Success Stories
My name is James Livingston, and Beaumont Adult School helped change my life.
Early in life, I thought I was invincible, I was involved in sports at a high level and thought, "I'm not gonna need a diploma". I WAS WRONG. After a couple of injuries, I found myself in the workforce. Sure, I was a carpenter making decent money, but any chance of advancement was out the window without my diploma.
Now working full time with tons of overtime, I thought I was never going to have the chance to get my diploma. But that is when I came to Beaumont Adult School. They worked with me and showed me that even though I work a ton, there is ALWAYS a way to make it happen. They have teachers that actually go out of their way to help their students succeed, always understood that I live a very busy life but still gave me the tools to graduate. Sure, it didn't happen overnight, and sometimes it was hard to stay focused, but the support of their staff and family at home cheering me on fueled my drive to finish.
Finally, I graduated! My father never graduated so my whole life I told myself I was going to do what my father could not and make him proud. None of it would be possible without Beaumont Adult School. Being able to work at my own pace was huge for me and allowed me to chip away at success.
I am not really the type of person to write these types of things, but it truly opened doors for me. I went from a regular Carpenter to now a Carpenter Foreman with a possibility of promotion to Superintendent.
There is always time to better your life, you just have to set your mind to it and do it, I know it’s not easy, but take it from me, Beaumont Adult School will do everything they can to put you on the path to graduating. Just don't wait 10 years like I did! It was worth every late night, and every early morning because now I have a brighter future.
Christina Lang graduated from Beaumont Adult School's Vocational Nursing program in May 2010.
Here is her success story:
By June 2010, I was working my first nursing job as a camp nurse in the San Bernardino Mountains. (They were willing to take my completion certification as I awaited my licensure).I worked as a camp nurse for a year and a half before I began working as an LVN for a medical rehab facility closer to my home. I worked with them for almost three years and then got the opportunity to work in surgery for almost a year. That was lots of fun. It was at this time that I completed my IV certification. The company was just starting and not offering enough hours for me to continue with them. Then, I finally landed a job with the local school district, and I have been here ever since!
I love working in the school district. The hours are great, the time off is wonderful and the support is amazing. I think this is where I will retire. I have been with the school district for 7 years now and can't imagine working anywhere else.
There were so many jobs I have worked as an LVN that I didn't know even existed before I became a nurse. It is amazing where you can find a nursing job in this wide world!
Remember, all things are possible! It's never too late.
I became a young mama to four children and was about to have number five at the age of 34. I still had dreams and goals that I would have loved to achieve, and I did not want to be a statistic for having kids at a young age and never graduating high school. So I enrolled in the high school diploma class.
I made sacrifices and made it my top priority. With a lot of discipline, I made it happen. All things were possible thanks to encouraging staff members and God by my side. Shortly after receiving my high school diploma, I got my state license as a phlebotomist in the Medical Field. So remember, never give up; it's possible.