A girl is sitting outside looking at her laptop

Devin Wingate-Sumpter

SCCA student Devin cooking in his kitchen

Devin Wingate-Sumpter is a high school student attending South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). Devin enjoys the school’s supportive learning environment. His mother, Barbara, shares his story below:

“Devin is a bright and curious special needs student who enjoys learning. He spent kindergarten through second grade at South Carolina Connections Academy, but then he was placed in the local school district. Devin started feeling left behind and unwanted in the traditional classroom setting. Most of all, he felt as though his regular education teacher did not want to help him. The principal decided to place Devin in an autism classroom for over half of the day. Devin and I were not satisfied with that option because we knew there was a better solution—South Carolina Connections Academy!

Since reenrolling in South Carolina Connections AcademyA, Devin has been thriving. His favorite subjects are math and science. The LiveLesson® sessions, practice sessions, and the ability to work at his own pace really work well for him. He feels he can keep up with his work and appreciates that teachers care about him. Devin does not have to worry about being teased now. Most importantly, he is achieving success. Devin and his teacher work together to make sure that he is growing in every area and reaching his greatest learning potential.

Devin is passionate about playing video games and has scheduled times that he can play games so that he can focus on his schoolwork. He also enjoys bowling and hanging out with his friends. Devin says when he attended school in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting, he had less one-on-one time with his teacher and less time on the computer. At South Carolina Connections Academy, he is able to work ahead and even finish some courses early.”

After graduation, Devin plans to attend ECPI University and major in computer coding.

What I like about Connections Academy® is I can work ahead and finish some of my courses early.
— Devin