As a single mom working full-time to make end meet, I never thought that private school could be a real option for my family. Honestly, I didn’t believe that a choice in where my daughter, Tabitha, attended school would ever be an option for us. That is, until I heard about the voucher program.
The voucher program has provided an opportunity for Tabitha to thrive at school rather than simply survive! It has not only had a positive affect on her educational experience, but it has truly changed her life and has benefited our family.
Tabitha attends Washington Catholic High School and is currently a sophomore. The benefits we’ve experienced at this new school are immeasurable, but they can be listed: grade point averaged raised, interest in science heightened, self-confidence increased, is future oriented and excited about college, is more involved with extracurricular activities, and her attitude in general has improved. I can’t begin to tell you just how grateful I am, and how my daughter’s life has been, and will forever be, changed as a result of the voucher program.
My daughter suffers from ADHD and has always had hard time focusing in class. With the smaller setting Washington Catholic provides, Tabitha is getting the one-on-one attention that was never available to her when she attended public school. I have witnessed Tabitha’s grades drastically improve from last year. They went from Ds and Fs last year, to As, Bs and Cs this year. She also had a lot missing assignments last year, and because this school has better discipline, she has been more motivated to turn in her work.
Tabitha also has a mood disorder, which makes it hard for her to deal with everyday high school drama. At Washington Catholic, all the kids are very close because of the smaller school setting and they accepted Tabitha with open arms making her feel at home and welcomed at this new school from the beginning.
The voucher program made it possible for Tabitha to have a chance at a better education, and I want to thank all those responsible for this program! Because of it, both my daughter’s life and mine have been changed for the better. We hope more parents chose to look into this program and see if it’s right for them. It sure helped us out!