Sarina Senger is a high school student at Arizona Connections Academy (ACA). Looking for a more personalized and flexible learning environment, she and her family decided to enroll in ARCA. Sarina likes being able to learn at a time that suits her. She shares more about her story below:
"I appreciate the flexibility of the program. For example, when my aunt had her wedding in Minnesota, I was able to attend without fear of falling behind in my schoolwork because I worked ahead. I can also manage my schedule around the things I am passionate about such as learning the piano, my religion, and exploring my desert home. I like to do my schoolwork early in the morning so I can get a head start in the day, and I try to manage how much time I spend on each individual subject in order to not get stuck on a certain topic.
My favorite subjects so far are digital photography and science. I love how digital photography allows you to see the world through different lenses and effects. In science, I love learning about the oceans and rocks. I tend to maintain a friendly relationship with my teachers. When there are school sponsored events, I always try to look for the teachers I have gotten to know over the years."
I love Arizona Connections Academy because it allows me to learn while giving me the time to gain hands on experience from exploring the world around me.