High School Student
Cassidy Corta is a student at Inspire Connections Academy. She enrolled in Inspire in the eighth grade because of the wide variety of challenging classes and the promise of a more flexible schedule. She shares her story below:
“From kindergarten to seventh grade, I attended the local public school. Because our community is so small, it was K–12 and offered no electives or Advanced Placement classes. I simply didn’t feel challenged in that environment. Because of Connections Academy’s wide range of courses, I have learned and grown so much more than I would have otherwise.
One of the things that I am very passionate about is rodeo. Because of the flexibility of my schoolwork, I can go to as many competitions as I want—and still succeed in school! In fact, this program is really the perfect fit for me, as I practice for almost six hours every day. I can work through my classes at my own pace and take my school with me wherever I travel. All this freedom really paid off. I was the Idaho 2018 State Champion Barrel Racer!
"I love Connections Academy because it enables me to pursue my goals, both academically and in the rodeo arena."
Besides rodeo, other activities I enjoy with my friends are playing basketball and being a part of the local theater club. I live in a small rural community, so staying in touch with friends is easy.
After I graduate, I will be attending a four-year university where I have received a full-ride rodeo scholarship to pursue my dreams of becoming an English professor. This wouldn’t have been possible without the freedom that I found through the Connections Academy program.”