“I previously attended a bricks-and-mortar school for preschool through first grade, but I didn’t feel welcomed. I became interested in Minnesota Connections Academy because it seemed like a public school where I could be fully accepted as a person, instead of being discriminated against because I have health problems and am of a different ethnicity. I have also been a dancer for 13 years now, so scheduling my schoolwork around competition and regular dance was always a struggle—until I enrolled with Minnesota Connections Academy. Now that I have more scheduling flexibility, I can arrange my school schedule around my dance classes. My favorite subjects are history and English. I love English because I love reading, and I like learning how people became writers. I love history because it's fascinating to learn how we became a country and who contributed to its establishment. I have a very good relationship with my teachers—they are SO helpful!
What I like about Minnesota Connections Academy is how awesome and really kind all the teachers are. I feel like I can reach out to my teachers for any problems I have, whether school-related or personal. I also appreciate my classmates, who are always so nice and willing to help whenever I need it. Minnesota Connections Academy is a wonderful school where you can feel welcome—no matter where you come from or who you are as a person. They accept everyone for who they are, because they want to make each student’s future worthwhile.
After graduating, my goal is to go to college and hopefully move out of the house. I feel that Minnesota Connections Academy has prepared me by helping me become a more independent person and student, and by helping me discover what I might want to do in the future.”