Middle School Student
Sheriden is a middle school student who attends Arkansas Connections Academy with her brother, Carson. Sheriden enjoys the flexible schedule, which allows her to spend more time doing extracurricular activities. She shares
her story below:
I enjoy a lot of things. When the weather is nice, I’m usually playing tennis or riding my mountain bike. I also love to
read books, especially dystopian novels. My family likes to travel often, and we usually spend time at the beach or
snowboard in the mountains each school year. Arkansas Connections Academy allows me to schedule school around the things
I love to do.
My Online Middle School Experience
I like Arkansas Connections Academy because I can attend school anywhere, anytime. It gives me freedom and flexibility.
And accessing materials for my courses and getting in touch with my teachers is simple.
I have a great relationship with my teachers. They’re always quick to respond to any questions I have and are very
helpful. I dreaded state testing, but the teachers made it fun. I especially love art and my teacher, Mrs. Ifland. I
enjoy learning the different styles of art and their history, and the projects are fun to create!
I love Arkansas Connections Academy because I know I’m getting a good education, and
I still have time to participate
in all the activities I love outside of school.