"When returning to the LMA,
to participate in an information meeting for newcomers, all the
emotions I had felt in 2003 for my first registration in 10th grade
came back to me. I spent three great years here attending the evening
courses with students and teachers who gave me the thirst for knowledge
again. Thanks to Mr. Moreau, whom I thank
strongly, I discovered Sociology and I am studying it at the Paris 5
University for the past two years. Thank you LMA for everything." Adrien, LMA Alumni "It's never too late to start to study or
go back to school, the LMA suited me perfectly. I met warmhearted and
caring teachers, close to us, and students with whom I keep in touch.
When the desire to go back to school comes it is usually punctuated
Pierre, LMA Alumni
"It is with great
pleasure that I read your invitation to the High School Open House. It
brought me back a few years. Well, what to say about the LMA? The
school of hope, I would say. The LMA and its teachers have been
beneficial to me because they allowed me to pull myself together and to
trust myself again. The atmosphere was there, each evening, it is true
that the concept of evening courses was very good. When I look back, I
realize that it's been 10 years already... That's incredible. Now, I work as
Financial Consultant for Air Liquide on the American continent."
A LMA Alumni
"Without the LMA I could
not have taken up my studies again! I was not suited for a conventional
school structure. With the LMA, I could keep my work on the side. It
was a very good experience, with patience and perseverance; you succeed
and learn to be independent."
Audrey, LMA Alumni
"Do not get discouraged,
you can go back to school. The LMA is very instructive and pleasant,
with a very warm and motivating atmosphere. It is important to
immediately get into the habit of working regularly; the work method is
very important. The school helped me gain my
independence, I was with older people and I learned a lot form them.
Studies are ageless, when you want something you can get it! It is all
a question of courage. Remember
that you are learning for yourself. And Rule number 1: Be assiduous in
encouraging LMA Alumni
"The LMA gave me a chance to get
me back on track.
A grateful LMA Alumni
"You must hang on, have the will to
succeed, take pleasure in studying differently as this is a real
opportunity that awaits you. I had the chance to meet great teachers, I
can never thank them enough. Maybe the way I thanked them was by being
assiduous during their courses. It is an experience that I am not soon
to forget, thanks to the LMA I was able to reintegrate the school
system and evolve successfully."
A LMA Alumni
"Before the LMA, I
thought everything was over. I did not have the means to pay any
distance learning courses like those of the CNED, because I could no
longer benefit from the student rate. I could not join the traditional
school system. Once you leave the usual framework, you find yourself on
the sideline. The LMA came at the right time.
I arrived in
France 9 years ago, I am a Colombian domestic worker and I work 8 hours
per day. I confess that I prefer to come to school rather than go to
work. I first passed my junior high school exams, I took grammar
spelling and conversational classes; I joined the 10th, 11th grades and
now I am in 12th grade.
In eight years of study
with the Paris City Hall, I am really glad I always managed to pass my
exams successfully. If I do not pass the Baccalauréat this year,
it does not bother me to come next year because I am in good terms with
everybody the students, the teachers and all of the High School staff.
though I'm tired after a day of work, it's as if I was resting because
I love to go to school. Thereafter, I will certainly pass my accounting
degree thanks to ongoing evening courses with the Paris City Hall."
Clarivel - T ES
"Three years ago, I
decided to pass my Bac exam again. I was very apprehensive because of
bad memories from the traditional system. This high school, reconciled
me with the education system.
I am fortunate to have
had such passionate teachers who gave me the taste for studies again.
Having a heavy and complicated life, I found here people with humanity
such as Ms. Noël-Jothy for example. Thanks to a dynamic teaching
staff, I started little by little regaining confidence in myself. I
even managed to become class representative, which seemed totally
inconceivable when I was in high school.
This structure promotes
personal investment in projects, which allowed me to gain confidence.
Thanks to that, today I found a job. During my last year study, I had
many personal issues that affected my presence in class and my
motivation. I almost gave up. I talked a lot with the teaching staff
who listened and found the right words to encourage me to go on.
also received a lot of support from the other students. At the end of
this year I decided to repeat the 12th grade to restart back on healthy
foundations for future higher education.
I do not regret this decision because during these three years I was
able to rebuild myself and make future plans. It especially helped me
make great projects. And for all that I say a big thank you to all the
teaching staff because thanks to them I have a promising future."
"I discovered the LMA on
television and the idea to start my studies again after a chaotic
school experience immediately pleased me. I have attended an
information meeting in June 2009, which reinforced my decision.
classes began September 14th, I felt comfortable at the LMA, I quickly
found my marks and got involved personally in several hours of
extra-curricular homework per week.
Only problem my work:
indeed, I am a postman, and I get up every day at 5am and I finish
between 1pm and 3pm, which leaves me very little time to sleep, study
and have a social life. However, I learned that Mr Amar, my French
teacher, was himself an LMA student, this really encouraged me to