Today, Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School will graduate 40 seniors who have created a clear pathway to the next stage of their lives. Our Crim graduates are geared to continue their education, or have enlisted with our armed services or have jobs lined up in industries such as early childhood education, healthcare and construction.
Crim graduates are special because they represent the epitome of grit and determination to overcome a variety of life obstacles in order to achieve this goal. Crim is an alternative program for students ages 16 and older residing in the City of Atlanta who wish to earn a high school diploma in a nontraditional setting. Study is intense and concentrated. We celebrate each of the graduates as well as the families and loved ones who supported them to reach this important milestone.
Crim graduates are college and career ready. There is much to celebrate about each graduate. A few of their accomplishments are highlighted below:
For example, 17 Crim students have been accepted to Atlanta Technical College this fall. Monia Green earned the Hope scholarship. Monia, along with Jasmine Hightower and Strantresia Clayton are also eligible for the Achieve Atlanta scholarship.
Some students are heading directly to the work force. Donald Lewis, for one, completed the Construction CTAE Pathway at Crim and earned an internship through the Work-Based Learning program. He already has a job ready for him after his graduation today.
APS is proud to cap off graduation week by celebrating the graduates from Crim. Their 2016 theme is, “Our Dreams Matter.” Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” We salute Crim graduates and honor and respect their dreams for the future. Your dreams do matter! Have courage and continue to press on! Congratulations class of 2016!