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Ayesha Blake

SCCA student Ayesha riding a horse

Ayesha Blake is a high school student at South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). As a formerly homeschooled student, Ayesha appreciates the attention that her SCCA teachers are able to give her. She shares her story below.

“Before SCCA, I was homeschooled by my mom. It was a great experience because I got to grow up under the supervision of my mom while still learning about the world around me. My mom was a great teacher for seven years, but with SCCA, I have even more help from my teachers. What interested me about SCCA was the flexibility and the ability to make connections with new teachers and classmates. I love all of my teachers—they are awesome! Each relationship with my teachers is different, but they are all supportive and help me when I need it.

I love attending the LiveLesson® sessions and using the resources that my teachers give me. My favorite subjects are English and history. I have always loved to read, and English allows me to explore the elements of stories. I am also passionate about reading and writing stories. History is just fascinating to me—I love to learn about the things that happened in our past that shaped our future.

What I like most about SCCA is being able to make connections with new people every day and getting to do my work at my own pace, while still having extra time to do what I love: riding horses. SCCA allows me to set my own learning schedule, which gives me more time to see my friends and family. Some of my friends live far away, so we keep in touch using emails and video chat. I was able to meet my best friend through SCCA, and for a long time, we used the Connections Academy WebMail system to communicate.

My goals for the future include possibly going to Clemson University to major in English and becoming an editor. I truly love to read, so I think this will be the best career for me. SCCA has helped me prepare for my future by offering great resources to investigate scholarships, colleges, and financial aid.”

What interested me in SCCA was the flexibility and the ability to make connections with new teachers and classmates. I love all of my teachers—they are awesome!
— Ayesha