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Alumni Stories

Students at Next commit to plan and execute a post-secondary learning option as part of their individual learning pathway. In simple terms, from their first day at Next, students begin planning for what they will do “next” after graduation. They are constantly challenged to plan backwards at Next, starting with looking way out into their future so that the actions they take after high school are purposeful and connected to short and long-term goals. The success of a high school education is measured by how adolescents transition to adulthood. The following students have graduated from Next and initiated their post-secondary learning outcome.

Here are their stories.

Jake, 16-17 Graduate

Jake transitioned to Next to begin his 3rd year of high school after completing two years at Pinkerton Academy and earned his diploma in the spring of 2016. Jake’s Capstone experience saw him intern with a master watch and clock professional at Mitchell and Bosworth, Inc., in Concord, New Hampshire. After graduation, Jake enrolled at NHTI to seek his Associates in Business Administration in addition to continuing his seven-year apprenticeship at Mitchell and Bosworth. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Jake also opened his own eBay company to sell parts and pieces specific to the field of horology.

Arielle, 16-17 Graduate

Arielle transitioned to Next to begin her second year of high school after completing one year at Pinkerton Academy and earned her diploma in the spring of 2016. Arielle’s Capstone experience saw her investigate a law firm in Manchester, architecture at Northpoint Construction in Hudson, New Hampshire, and extensive time at Henry’s Jewelry and Awards in Lawerence, Massachusetts. After graduation, Arielle enrolled at NHTI to begin her general studies.

Bella, 16-17 Graduate

Bella transitioned to Next to begin her second year of high school after completing one year at Pinkerton Academy and earned her diploma in the spring of 2016. Bella’s Capstone experience saw her spilt her time between two sites. First, she interned at Landmark Healthcare in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to investigate the nursing profession and second, Bella explored the role of a dental hygienist at Haas Dental in Derry, New Hampshire.  After graduation, Bella planned to enroll at Manchester Community College before seeking to transfer to Keene State College.

Sara, 16-17 Graduate

Sara transitioned to Next to begin her third year of high school after completing two years at Campbell High School and earned her diploma in the spring of 2016. Sara’s Capstone experience focused on health care and early childhood education, interning at Grey Stone Farm in Salem, New Hampshire, and at Country Bear Preschool in Hudson, New Hampshire. While attending Next, Sara received her LNA and after graduation enrolled at Manchester Community College to begin her studies in early childhood education.

Brittany, 16-17 Graduate

Brittany transitioned to Next to begin her third year of high school after completing two years at Pinkerton Academy and earned her diploma in the spring of 2016. Brittany’s Capstone experiences took her to Tufts University to audit classes and shadow a 1st year medical student, Concord Hospital to observe the medical practice, and finally to Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry, New Hampshire. After graduation, Brittany enrolled at Manchester Community College to study nursing.

Corinda 16-17 Graduate

Corinda transitioned to Next to begin her third year of high school after completing two years at Pinkerton Academy and earned her diploma in the spring of 2016. Corinda’s Capstone experiences were dedicated to a manufacturer specializing in screen printing to explore the use of art in this field as well as working at Groundhog Landscaping in Derry, New Hampshire, one of the largest full scale companies of its kind in the local area.  After graduation, Corinda intended to enroll at Job Corps in Manchester, New Hampshire.