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Bryan Wilson

Sarina Senger

Bryan Wilson is an elementary school student at Arizona Connections Academy. He enjoys the flexible schedule, which allows him to spend more time with his family. Bryan’s mom shares their story below.

“We recently moved to Arizona from Florida, and the program has been a blessing to our family. My husband is providing health care to the Navajo Nation and we live right on the reservation. It has been an adjustment, but Arizona Connections Academy has really made it an easy transition. I have two toddlers as well, so the program has really been ideal for me. I get to be a facilitator and do not have to teach every lesson.

This is Bryan’s first year at Arizona Connections Academy. He has attended public school, was traditionally homeschooled, and is now in a virtual school. He prefers the virtual school environment by far.

Arizona Connections Academy has also allowed our family to travel and experience culture and history. This past year we have been to forty states and twenty-one national parks. This experience has really helped Bryan grow and has sparked his imagination. Bryan hopes to be a junior ranger ambassador for the National Park Service.

It was really awesome that his history course was all about Native American culture and national parks that we were able to visit while he was taking the course! Furthermore, Bryan has been able to get to know some students from the local brick-and-mortar school through peewee basketball. He will take Navajo Culture as an elective right on campus!"

I love Arizona Connections Academy because I get to travel and spend time with my family.
— Bryan