Brandon Negron is a high school student at Tennessee Connections Academy (TNCA). Brandon enjoys being able to work at his own pace at our school. He shares his story below:
“To be honest, I didn’t want to join Tennessee Connections Academy at first because I didn’t want to leave my old school. But when I saw how flexible the schedule was and how much the school had to offer, I wanted to stay. It has given me the opportunity to learn from my classes better than ever before.
“I’m most passionate about my faith, and the flexibility allows me to work my schedule around church, and it won’t have to interfere with services. Another thing that I’m passionate about is my family. Tennessee Connections Academy helps me to have more time to spend with them while doing school, whereas in brick-and-mortar school, I would be worn out by it for most of the afternoon. Finally, I’m passionate about music, and the schedule helps me to have time to practice at the times I choose.
“My relationship with all my teachers is surprisingly good. You would think that in an online school, it would be hard to have relationships with teachers from far away. However, you can get in contact with them very easily. I just WebMail message with my teachers whenever I have a question, and I usually get feedback the next day. If I wanted, I could even talk on video. This is not to mention that the teachers are awesome and really helpful.
“My favorite subjects are music and Spanish because those are two subjects that I like even out of school. I feel like I would use the knowledge I learn in these classes a lot in my future.”
After graduation, Brandon would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biblical students as well as a degree in music. In the future, he plans to become a worship leader in ministry.
What I like best about Tennessee Connections Academy is that it gives me the flexibility to do my classes according to my own schedule.