Lydia Acker is a high school student at South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). Her twin sister, Logan, is also a SCCA student. SCCA’s flexible scheduling allows Lydia to balance athletics and academics. Learn more about her story below.
Lydia’s favorite subjects include history, biology, and mathematics. She also loves creative writing. Lydia is an Honor Roll student and appreciates that her teachers are always available when she needs them. She is able to easily call or email her teachers when she has a question about a project or a problem.
By concentrating on her academics in the morning and a few hours on the weekends, Lydia is able to juggle her demanding ballet schedule and the challenging academics of SCCA. She attends more than twenty hours of dance classes per week and is a member of the International Ballet’s senior company. Lydia has also been accepted by prestigious dance company summer programs in New York City and at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York.
Lydia likes to spend time with her friends at the ballet studio. When she is not dancing or busy with schoolwork, she is planning movie theater outings, sleepovers, and other activities with her friends.
Lydia’s dream is to dance for a ballet company. Even if she does not become a professional dancer, she plans to obtain a college degree and possibly pursue a career as a teacher.
What I like most about South Carolina Connections Academy is the freedom to create my own decisions about my academic studies as well as the knowledge of self-sufficiency that has followed. I also enjoy the freedom that has allowed me to pursue my interests in ballet.