"Before enrolling at Tennessee Connections Academy, my siblings and I attended a brick-and-mortar public school, and one year, my mom traditionally homeschooled us. However, my sister and I were interested in attending an online public school, so my parents did research, and we all went to a local seminar. I liked that the schedule at Tennessee Connections Academy was flexible and that the learning could be personalized to my specific needs. In particular, we liked the choice of a gifted program."
Nyriah has noticed several differences with online schooling. She says, “Now I have different teachers for each course I’m enrolled in and other kids in my classes. I feel like it is a lot more independent work, fewer textbooks, and a more flexible schedule. I love being able to have electives to choose from, and my favorite so far is American Sign Language. It's so exciting to be learning this awesome language, and it's fun to be able to do it with my sister, who is taking the high school ASL course! I also enjoy being able to take a more advanced math course. This is beneficial because instead of learning things that I might already know, I am challenged with new concepts.