Savannah Pinkston is a high school student at Tennessee Connections Academy (TNCA). She attends our school along with
her three siblings, Brianna, Jenna, and Mollie. Savannah has enjoyed the flexible schedule but structured learning
experience that Tennessee Connections Academy provides. She shares her story below:
“My sisters and I were homeschooled during the 2018–2019 school year. I became concerned that I was not learning enough.
We wanted to find a school that had a structured curriculum but was still enjoyable and could be done at home. Tennessee
Connections Academy is a much better program/school. We are provided endless helpful resources, plenty of time to work
and talk with real teachers, and a structured curriculum with state tests.
“Having a flexible schedule is a great benefit. We can do our schoolwork on our own time and create our own school day
schedule. The relationships I have with my teachers are friendly and strengthening. I communicate with them and never at
any time am I afraid to! They are all excellent teachers and have always created welcoming and inviting atmospheres in
their classrooms. My favorite subjects currently are biology, geometry, and lifetime wellness. I am learning so much in
these classes, and they are super fun and enjoyable courses!”
What I love most about Tennessee Connections Academy is how much all the teachers care about the success of their
Savannah enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has several passions outside of school. She says, “I enjoy
doing anything when in the company of those I love, but I particularly enjoy outdoor activities. I am passionate about
swimming, taking pictures, writing cards and letters, playing piano, learning guitar, and taking care of little kids and
babies. To manage my schedule around these interests, I plan my schoolwork accordingly. I stay in touch with my friends
through my church. I also call or FaceTime them.
“After I graduate from high school, I plan to go to college and possibly work in the medical field. Tennessee
Connections Academy has helped me prepare for this so far by instructing me on everything I will need to do to graduate
high school. The Freshman Success course has helped prepare me for the future.”