Quinlan Mann is a 2016 graduate of Ohio Connections Academy (OCA). He is from Lancaster, Ohio. Quinlan has always enjoyed schooling at home, but especially loved the ability to take the advanced courses that he needed to excel at OCA. He also found the time to be an active member of the National Honor Society, as well as an avid volunteer. Read below for more of his story.
Quinlan is a motivated student who began looking for home schooling alternatives so that he could feel as prepared for college as possible. He enrolled in OCA in the ninth grade and learned that he would have the opportunity to take a large variety of advanced courses. Quinlan excelled in his standardized tests and achieved National Merit Semifinalist status, which means he scored in the 99th percentile on his SAT and ACT. Additionally, he was awarded the title of valedictorian of his graduating class.
Quinlan was surprised at how painless the transition to online school was, and how easy it was for him to focus more on the subjects that he was most interested in. He says, “Attending an online school requires you to be self-motivated. But, like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.” When he was not doing schoolwork, Quinlan was able to pursue his passion for music by playing the piano in a local youth ensemble.
Quinlan has been accepted to Denison University, after receiving a scholarship from The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. Once he completes his undergraduate degree, he plans to earn a law degree and pursue a career in business law.
Attending an online school requires you to be self-motivated. But, like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.