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Mary Kaitlyn Johnson

Mary Kaitlyn

Mary Kaitlyn Johnson is a middle school student at Alabama Connections Academy (ALCA). She decided to look for an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar schools after feeling like her old school wasn’t challenging her. Her family decided to try ALCA and are loving the ownership Mary Kaitlyn has taken of her learning. Below she shares all of the benefits to attending school online and from home:

“I previously attended a private school, and I have many friends there, but I became interested in Connections Academy because I wanted to work at a faster pace. I was able to complete two grades in one year with Connections Academy. It was a lot of hard work, but I have one year finished. My teachers at Connections Academy support me; they are great! They send me emails to encourage me, and I don’t have to wait for anyone else to finish my schoolwork. There’s no wasted time. When I’m done, I’m done!

What I like most about Connections Academy is not having to rush to get to school and not having to deal with crazy traffic and schedules. ALCA helps me not be in a rat race all the time because I have time to do things I want to do.

Science has always been my favorite subject. I live on thirty acres of land, and I love to learn all about plants, animals, and the natural world. I have wanted to be a zoologist since I was five years old. I am a volunteer in training at the Birmingham Zoo. With Connections Academy, I can go to volunteer meetings and trainings when I need to with no problems. My laptop goes with me everywhere, so I can ‘go to school’ whenever I like.”

With Connections Academy, I can go to volunteer meetings and trainings when I need to with no problems. My laptop goes with me everywhere, so I can ‘go to school’ whenever I like.
— Mary Kaitlyn