Carlos Rosario School student Juan Carlos Miranda, a Honduran native, grew up between the homes of different family members. When his studies suffered from all the moving, Juan Carlos eventually quit having only completed up to 3rd grade. At age 21 Juan Carlos came to the U.S. to join his brother in search of a better life. He first started working 12-13 hour days at a local Asian fusion restaurant. A couple years later Juan Carlos heard about the Carlos Rosario School and started to take English classes. He then enrolled in the School’s GED program and passed the official exam in September 2012. Today this dedicated student is continuing to study English and in his free time volunteers assisting current GED students following in his footsteps. In 2013 Juan Carlos was named Most Outstanding Student by the Association of DC Public Chartered Schools. Of the School Juan Carlos said, “Everything I know I learned from here. The teachers have motivated me to do things I didn’t even have in my mind. I didn’t think I would go this far.”