Erika Hammond

Graduate

Erika is a graduate of Indiana Connections Academy. She is from Greenwood, Indiana. With Indiana Connections Academy, Erika was able to work at a pace that she felt comfortable with and succeed at a high level while recovering from illness. Read more about Erika’s experience attending Indiana Connections Academy.

“My name is Erika, and I am a graduate of Indiana Connections Academy. What interested me about Indiana Connections Academy was the fact that I could learn at my own pace and not feel pressured if I didn’t get something or had to be out of school. I had cancer almost three years ago, and, because of that, I got behind in school and my grades were awful. I put so much pressure on myself to try to keep up that it was actually making my health worse; I started passing out and having tremors due to the stress. Indiana Connections Academy allowed me to put my health first, and I didn’t feel pressured to keep up with my peers, which allowed me to understand and grasp what I learned better than at a traditional school. As a result, my health is a whole lot better.

At Indiana Connections Academy I enjoyed learning again. I went from making C’s and D’s to being on the A-B Honor Roll and becoming a member of the National Honor Society. The subject I enjoyed most was history. I love learning about different countries and time periods. However, what I am most passionate about is dolphins. I have collected dolphin figurines ever since I was little, and I even have one from England. I also love spending time with my family and friends."

I loved Indiana Connections Academy because of how helpful and interested the teachers were in my success. Also, the school fit my time schedule and allowed me to learn at my own pace.

— Erika

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