Gage W. is a high school student at Indiana Connections Career Academy. Gage was interested in Indiana Connections Career Academy because he
was looking to switch to an online school, and some of his friends highly recommended Connections Academy. He shares his
“Indiana Career Connections Academy lets me talk to my teachers, whether that’s through LiveLesson® sessions or WebMail.
Being able to talk to my teachers regularly strengthens the relationship I have with them. My favorite subjects are
English and P.E. I like English because I like reading, and I like P.E. because it gives me the chance to take a break
from the computer and get up and move around some.
I previously attended [traditional] public school, but Connections Academy is a lot different. For one thing, I am not
stuck doing work at a certain time every day. I can work ahead or take breaks in the middle of the day as long as I get
my work done.
What I like most about Indiana Career Connections Academy is being able to make it fit my schedule.
I am passionate about dirt bikes, whether that’s riding them or working on them. Online school lets me fit my interests
with my schoolwork. This means staying caught up on my work so, at the end of the day, I can work on my dirt bikes. Most
of my friends enjoy riding dirt bikes, and I am able to stay in touch with them. When we get together, we go ride. I am
also currently working as a diesel mechanic on semitrucks at a trucking company.
After I graduate from school, I would like to be a mechanic of some sort, whether that’s a small engines mechanic or
diesel mechanic. My plans after school mainly consist of getting a job in the mechanic field. Taking the career cluster
classes and attending those LiveLesson sessions really helps in the long run.”