Miguel Ramirez has a great recipe for success and I am going to share it with you. First, have the best teachers, and that means all the teachers at Mountain View, second, keep a positive attitude, and third, never give up!
Miguel has been at Mountain View for six years. He took 24 classes here. He did much of this while working full time. Miguel did not know any English when he came to the United States from Guatemala. Miguel is self- supporting and also helps support his family in Guatemala. Despite a full time school and a full time work schedule, Miguel never gave up on his studies. The biggest obstacle he faced was passing the Reading SOL. It was hard to read 30 minutes every night before he went to bed but he knew the more he read the better he would be prepared for the Reading SOL test.
His counselor, Ms. Fay, describes Miguel with one word, AMAZING! Ms. Reamer, his ESOL 4 teacher states that Miguel always asked for extra work. He helps his peers when possible and he never complains. He is a role model for other students and a true leader in the class. Ms. Carr, Miguel’s English teacher says Miguel completed every assignment she gave him in record time despite working 10 hour shifts at his more than full time job. Miguel hopes to become a certified Automotive Technician. He has already studied Auto Mechanics for a year at Chantilly Academy.