Over 50 DeKalb high school seniors earn associate’s degrees in Class of 2018

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Thanks to a partnership with Onward Academy, more than 50 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school graduates earned associate’s degrees in business management this year.

Stone Mountain High School led the pack with 19 graduates this year who earned associate’s degrees through the dual enrollment program.

Onward Academy is a DCSD dual enrollment program that allows students to earn an associate’s degree or 65 college credits through Georgia Piedmont Technical College while attending high school.

DCSD partnered with Georgia Piedmont in August 2016 to offer Onward Academy at four high schools—Clarkston, Cross Keys, McNair and Stone Mountain. Onward Academy reverses the traditional dual enrollment format by having college professors on campus at DCSD schools and removes the transportation barriers that many students face when having to make a decision about taking college classes.

This year, Georgia Piedmont Technical College on May 19 awarded the following 52 students their Associate’s Degree. The following week, as part of DCSD’s standard graduation schedule, the students also walked in their respective commencement ceremonies.

The following students also were honored by the DeKalb County Board of Education on May 14: 


Saryah Beard

Bao-Long Ho

Takiya Lancelin

Albert Luai Mang

Reena Manger

Dmyah Mattox

Keisha Mezadieu

Deqon Mitchell

Vraj Patel

Lens Sant-Armand

Russell Salih

Tlandrea Spence

Richard Tran

Iradukunda Tresor

Rickey Tubbs

Cross Keys

Micah Cohn

Victor Flores Padierna

Da’Jah Harris

Marilyn Jimenez

Ashby Justo-Servin

Abigail Mayo-Reyes

Angel Perez


Nakiya Brown

Adah-Lashay Dawson

Keturah Dickey

Kendall Fisher

Ekove Gaba

Hannah Hosley

Devin Maximus

Amanda Olgetree

Ana Salmeron

Skyler Walker-Harris

Stone Mountain

Anttwan Alford

Aiyana Ali

Kyra Chism

Diomonay Cole

Monnigan Crowell

Gissell Duran

Kayla Jenkins

Jordan Johnson

Nyisha Jones

Lisa Le

Lyndy Le

Arletha McClendon

Cameron Moore

DeMonte Peeples

Cristian Reyes

Mariama Sheriff

Valdina Tchoute

Kiara Thomas

Mu Nisah Ujima

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