26 Apr Star Graduate: Ivana Hernandez of Basic Academy of International Studies
Star Graduate Ivana Hernandez of Basic Academy of International Studies moved to the United States during her freshman year of high school from a hostile environment in Honduras. At the time, Ivana had no knowledge of the English language, but had a strong desire to learn.
After floundering in her new course schedule, Ivana spoke with her counselor and advocated for a change of placement into English Language Learner (ELL) courses. She quickly picked up the English language, and by her sophomore year she enrolled in Honors classes. By her junior year she enrolled into Advanced Placement courses.
Ivana is graduating with the class of 2018 with a 3.87 unweighted grade point average. In addition, she is actively involved in Basic Academy of International Studies International Baccalaureate Council, and is the founder of the Student Organization of Latinos on the school’s campus.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Ivana Hernandez of Basic Academy of International Studies!