Houston County Career Academy grad proud of her non-traditional route

alopez@macon.comMay 21, 2014 

Sandra Floyd bounced around from Warner Robins High School to Perry High School before finding her place at Houston County Career Academy.

“I think this was the best choice for me because it’s easier for me to work by myself and push myself as hard as I can,” Floyd said. “I enjoyed the fact that I could come here and be at my own speed.”

Floyd is one of about 30 seniors who will receive a high school diploma from Houston County Career Academy Friday.

Students choose to attend the career academy, and once they are accepted, students work to obtain their high school diploma through an online curriculum. In addition, they are encouraged to choose a career pathway, said Principal Sabrina Phelps.

Floyd was a part-time student at Houston County Career Academy her junior year and took law classes to pursue a career in social work but changed direction after gaining experience in what that might be like. Now she is determined to forge a career in the medical field.

On Tuesday, Floyd completed and passed the licensing test to become a certified nursing assistant.

“You have to have a certain amount of compassion and determination to be in the medical field,” Floyd wrote in a personal essay earlier this year. “Helping people is what I was born to do.”

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