Elizabeth is a high school student at Maine Connections Academy (MCA). As a former homeschooler, she appreciates the ability to work from home, while still benefitting from a rigorous, fully accredited program. Learn more about Elizabeth’s story below.
Elizabeth first joined MCA as a freshman in 2014 after being homeschooled since the age of 10. Connections Academy has allowed her to work at a pace that suits her, add additional classes to her course load when desired, and structure her schedule around her daily work on her family’s 40-acre farm. Her favorite classes are Introduction to Computers and Information Technology, and she is planning to pursue a career in cyber security to combine her interests in local business and technology.
Elizabeth has already gotten a head start in the business world, as she has developed her own soap products to sell from her family’s farm. With the money raised, she was able to pay for two college-credit courses offered by MCA through the University of Ft. Kent.
In addition, Elizabeth created a junior farmers program this past summer for grade-school children in her area to learn about farming and where food comes from, and how to respect and care for animals.
Outside of school and her family’s farm, Elizabeth also enjoys outdoor activities, including cooking, sewing, and playing guitar.
I love the broad choices of classes, great teachers, and the flexibility and freedom of being able to control my own education, all of which were not options in a brick-and-mortar school.