Sydney Webb is an elementary school student at Nevada Connections Academy (NCA). She is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. NCA’s flexible scheduling allows Sydney to balance enjoyable extracurricular activities and academics. Her mother shares more below.
“We chose virtual learning because as her parents, we wanted to be more involved in her learning. We know that this form of learning will allow Sydney to focus on her education and not just socialization. Sydney has activities outside of school that allow her to get the valuable socialization she needs.
Before attending NCA, Sydney attended another local virtual school. She started in kindergarten and was with them until the start of fifth grade. When the other virtual school changed their way of teaching, we began researching Nevada Connections Academy and liked their philosophy and approach to education. We enrolled Sydney in NCA because they offered the style of teaching and learning that was good for Sydney.
Since the age of five, Sydney has been training for ballet and tap. She is always dancing at home or in public. Sydney is also a part of two YouTube shows. The first show, “Real Live Monster High”, is a scripted show where she plays Clawdeen Wolf. She loves acting and socializing with other cast members, but she really likes being sassy (without getting in trouble) and wearing makeup. Sydney is also working with her best friend on an unscripted review show, where they will cover a wide range of topics such as movies, music, toys, and trends.
Sydney calls herself a ‘Triple G: Geeky Glamour Girl.’ Even though she loves dressing up and wearing makeup and perfume, she also enjoys reading comic books and playing video games. She feels that just because a girl likes activities that mostly appeal to boys, it doesn't mean they can't act like a girl, or however they want, and look good while doing it.”
We chose virtual learning because as her parents we wanted to be more involved in her learning. We know that this form of learning will allow Sydney to focus on her education.