When COVID-19 upended life for so many students, Mallory’s family had a big decision to make. A longtime dedicated gymnast, Mallory’s daily practice time with her gymnastics club was changed to 11:00 a.m. to reduce contact among gymnasts. That meant she had to attend an online school. But which one?
Mallory’s parents wanted to enroll her in a school specifically designed for, and deeply committed to, virtual learning. And they wanted a school flexible enough for Mallory to have the freedom to pursue her gymnastics passion.
After carefully weighing their options, they enrolled her in Oklahoma Connections Academy, where she is currently a high school student. Here’s Mallory’s story: