Middle School Student
Derek is in middle schooler at Lighthouse Connections Academy. He’s a gamer who loves science, technology, and engineering. Here’s more of what Derek had to say about Lighthouse Connections Academy.
Why I Chose Lighthouse Connections Academy
Connections Academy interested me because I was looking for a school during the COVID-19 pandemic. I found out that Connections Academy is fully virtual and had over 20 years of experience.
I like how I can create my own schedule and do my work whenever works best for me.
My favorite subject is science because I love learning about engineering, technology, and outer space. My favorite club is gaming and technology because I am a gamer and love technology.
When I get questions wrong on an assessment, I can send corrections to my teachers to earn back points. They are always nice to me in their replies and give me feedback if I still have the question wrong. In LiveLesson ®, I always participate in the lesson and interact with other students and my teachers.
My teachers are all very helpful and are very nice. I can call or webmail them whenever I need help, and they are always there for me.
I am interested in gymnastics. I have private lessons every Monday and Friday. I fit this into my schedule because I usually have all my work done by around 3:00. If I do not, I can come home and finish up.
While I still have a of schooling left, my future plans are to attend Michigan Tech and become an Aerospace Engineer.