Lauren Boyd

SCCA student Lauren holding an owl

Lauren is a high school student at South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). At SCCA, Lauren is able to work at a pace that suits her learning style. Her mom shares her story below.

“Since starting SCCA in fourth grade, Lauren has been on the honor roll, joined the National Junior Honor Society, and was named the ‘Student of the Year’ in fifth grade. Lauren’s success is a combination of her hard work and her teachers’ dedication to their students. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help their students succeed.

Virtual schooling has worked well for Lauren. She has a learning disability and an active Individualized Education Program (IEP), so she is able to get the help she needs from her IED and SCCA teachers with daily online classes. They work together with to help her reach her full potential. SCCA has gone above and beyond for every one of Lauren’s IEP accommodations. The best part is that she gets assistance in the privacy of her own home so she does not feel singled out in front of her peers.

School has become a lot of fun for Lauren since she joined SCCA. Her favorite subjects are math and science, and she loves discovering new things and figuring out how they work. Lauren is very inquisitive and likes to ask a lot of questions. Her teachers love to help her find the answers.

The flexibility of SCCA is amazing. We are able to coordinate her lessons around our busy schedule. We can take as long as we need on each lesson. Lauren never has to move on until she has mastered the material. She is also able to attend a lot of field trips, including trips to Washington D.C. and New York City. Some field trips are educational and others are just for fun. Our Community Coordinator does a fantastic job of scheduling lots of events so Lauren always has something fun to look forward to.”

I love South Carolina Connections Academy because I can take as long as I need to learn about something, and I can travel and still get my schoolwork done. Plus, I get to do school in my PJs!
— Lauren