I am very passionate about all animals but especially horses. It’s pretty cool that I can use my fitness chart to track physical activities like riding and working with my horse and playing with my dog, Lucy. I schedule lessons around working with my horse and other animals. On rainy days I do more lessons, so on nice days I can ride. My best friends are homeschooled, and we loved riding horses together and doing other fun activities after our lessons. Even though some of my friends moved to Iowa, we stay in touch by texting, emailing, and sometimes plain old writing letters to each other.
My teachers are so friendly and approachable. They are open to all questions and are always happy to help me. My mom and I just recently moved to the Boise area from Twin Falls. Inspire helped make what would have been a stressful move an easy and exciting one. My classes, teachers, and classmates did not change. I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and classmates more frequently in person now that I live near Boise.”
Sara is looking forward to summer, but also another year in the Inspire program. “It was a bit of a struggle at first for both us,” says Sara’s mom. “We had to invent ways to create a structure to keep on track and had to adjust to new roles of Learning Coach and student, not just mother and daughter. But once we found what worked for us, we really began to enjoy the flexibility and the creative and accessible teachers. In addition, Sara’s IEP supports her learning, rather than being an interruption. Academically Sara is much further ahead, but I truly love that the Inspire program challenges her to learn life skills of self and time management at such an early age. Besides, I feel like I am getting a second education.”