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High School Student

Brogan is a senior at Ohio Connections Academy. Passionate about robotics, he enrolled in the school after realizing a career in science and technology would require a college degree. Keeping in mind nobody in his family had gone to college, Brogan believed the curriculum and support this school offers would better position him for college admittance and success.

Why I Chose Ohio Connections Academy

The main reason I chose this school is because it offers more Advanced Placement® courses than my brick-and-mortar school.* It also offers many opportunities to take college courses through the state’s College Credit Plus program. My teachers and advisors have been incredibly helpful.

I became interested in robotics in second grade when I watched demonstrations. I was fascinated and curious about how robots worked. This led me to join an international robotics competition, called For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®).

My Online School Experience

I like sharing my passion for science and technology with younger students, especially my excitement for robots. I arranged for a robotics demonstration to introduce students to the FIRST program that inspired me. A seventh-grade student I met that day discovered her own interest in science and technology and has become a key member of the robotics team.

I like volunteering, and mentor three other robotics teams in the area made up of students who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Two of those teams consist of Rwandan refugees. The third team has students with learning disabilities.

Going to college is the best way to pursue my passion and dreams. I’m not sure where I’ll wind up, but so far, I’ve been accepted to several schools — including Ohio State University, Purdue University, Miami University, the University of Dayton, and Xavier University. In addition, I’ve already earned a fair amount in scholarship offers. When I decided I wanted to go to college, my family had no idea where to turn or what to do. Ohio Connections Academy has been the answer.

My advisor has been so helpful in getting my college and scholarship applications in order. Anytime I email or call her, she gets back to me right away.

— Brogan

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