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Destiny Mathes

Middle School

Destiny Mathes is a middle school student at Oklahoma Connections Academy. She enjoys attending online school because she can be challenged in her education while being able to take care of her medical needs. She shares her story below:

"I chose Oklahoma Connections Academy because of its more flexible schedule, which benefits my medical lifestyle because I have cystic fibrosis. One of the things I like about Connections Academy is the online LiveLesson® sessions. In these live online classroom sessions, my teachers teach me what I need to know so that I can understand what I need to be doing in a particular subject. My two favorite subjects are science and sign language. I enjoy both of these subjects because they are both hands-on. The relationship I have with my teachers is very kind and caring because they are always there when I need them.

My favorite thing to do outside of school is anything that has to do with makeup. I hope to one day become a professional makeup artist. I have lots of friends whom I stay connected with through social media and Xbox. We play many games. Our favorite ones are Minecraft and Roblox.

I love Connections Academy because the teachers are always there to explain when I need help in my courses.

— Destiny

I have been attending Connections Academy for about four years now. The schedule is more flexible for my medical schedule as opposed to [the schedule of] public bricks-and-mortar schools."