Jade Cisneros

High School Student

Jade Cisneros is a high school student at Willamette Connections Academy. Jade’s parents wanted her to attend a fully online school, so when they heard about Connections Academy®, they enrolled her. Jade loves the flexibility and wide range of class offerings. She shares her story below.

Why We Chose Willamette Connections Academy

“We chose Connections Academy due to COVID-19, and I’m so glad we did. The online Connections Academy system is very organized and super easy to navigate! I can see a list of every single lesson and assessment for the entire semester in the Gradebook. This is a big help because you get an idea of what the semester is going to look like from the very beginning.

"My favorite thing about Connections Academy is the flexibility. I can do the lessons whenever it’s most convenient for me so I can schedule my schoolwork around other areas of my life."

— Jade

My Online School Experience

All of my interactions with teachers have been positive and fun. My electives have been really cool! I’ve taken anatomy, medical terminology, and health sciences, which have all been super interesting because I was planning on becoming a doctor after high school.
One of my favorite experiences was the virtual meeting we had with a veterinarian last year. He talked about the process of becoming a veterinarian and the kind of work he does on a daily basis.

My School Schedule

With Connections Academy, you have so much flexibility with when you do your schoolwork that you can arrange your schedule to accommodate work or sports or other activities. For me, I get more time to hang out with the world’s cutest toddler: my baby brother.

Future Plans

I plan to attend a four-year university and get a bachelor’s degree in business administration and open my own plant nursery and café. Connections Academy has helped me prepare for college because I’ve had to learn specific skills, like how to make a works-cited page. This is something I’ll have to do in college and I hadn’t done it for any of my papers before I came to Willamette Connections Academy. This is just one example, but a lot of assignments have taught me certain things I wouldn’t have been prepared for if I hadn’t practiced them now in high school."

Jade standing outside