Although she liked her teachers, she needed a learning environment where she could maintain her focus without the many distractions in her brick-and-mortar classroom. According to Pyper, she grew frustrated with the constant interruptions at her previous school due to inappropriate behavior, as well as the bullying and kids mistreating each other.
Pyper and her mother decided a switch was needed and found Ohio Connections Academy. Although they were nervous and uncertain how things might work out, they decided to “wing it,” as Pyper put it, and see how it would go. “We were both relieved once we had the in-person orientation.”
Pyper said she appreciates the flexibility to work at her own pace and enjoys most of her classes. “I love history and learning about the past. I also like language arts and reading since I like to read and write—but I have sloppy handwriting. I wish I liked math, but I just don’t.”