A Place to Excel at Her Own Pace
Sarah’s condition requires that she see multiple specialists each month. With many of these doctor’s offices located nearly three hours from her home, she began to miss a lot of school. This meant missing a lot of assignments, as well as time with her friends. This was often further complicated by illnesses caught by attending school in person, where viruses such as the flu and even the common cold put her at high risk for severe complications and more doctor visits.
An intelligent student and avid reader, Sarah pressed on through the stress of missed school days, many times working far ahead of her classmates. But eventually, it got to be too much. When she and her family discovered Connections Academy’s online schooling program, they were excited to learn about its flexibility and welcoming community.
The Right High School Experience
Throughout the years Sarah has attended Connections Academy, her teachers and the administration have gone above and beyond to ensure she receives the support and guidance she needs to thrive in school.
By empowering Sarah to take control of her schedule and deadlines, she was not only able to complete her assignments on time but she was also able to excel—and is now on pace to graduate with honors.
Because she switched to learning from home, Sarah hasn’t been exposed to the common in-classroom illnesses, which has meant fewer doctor appointments. Her social life has also improved: feeling comfortable in her surroundings, she has been better able to express herself and connect with other students.