Wyatt Casebier is a middle school student at Minnesota Connections Academy. His older brother Nicholas also
attends Minnesota Connections Academy. Wyatt likes Minnesota Connections Academy because it allows him to work at his own level, and he can attend school anytime and
anywhere with internet access. His story is below:
“The flexibility of being able to do lessons at different times is what works well for me in this program. I like
science the most because it is fun to do the lab experiments. Connections Academy is different from traditional school
because we can do other activities after we finish school, other than homework. We have more flexibility to move around
during the day and to work ahead to get lessons done.
My teachers are also very good at answering any questions that I have about my assignments. We also talk a lot about my
hobbies and interests.
I usually like to draw, make objects out of clay, or watch Digimon (anime) when I need a break from my schoolwork. Most
of my friends from school are online and live far away. We stay in touch by playing online games and using Google
Hangouts or Skype. We sometimes meet for field trips or just to hang out and have fun.”
I love Connections Academy because we can edit our schedule to do things when they come up and not be stuck in a school
where we can’t miss a day. This lets us move schoolwork around so we can do other fun things too.