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Matthew Whorton

Matthew in front of a science project

Matthew Whorton is a high school student at Texas Connections Academy @ Houston (TCAH). A self-sufficient student, he likes that TCAH allows him to personalize his learning. Learn more about Matthew’s story below.

The advanced courses and the opportunity to interact with other students, with similar interests, motivated Matthew to enroll with TCAH. He was in Gifted and Talented courses in middle school, and now that he is in high school, he is also enjoying taking Pre-AP and AP courses. Math and science are his favorite subjects because he finds them both fun and interesting. After completing Algebra 1 during the sixth grade, he has continued to excel in math and is now taking Pre-Calculus for his 9th grade year.

Matthew’s favorite part of TCAH is that the curriculum is structured in a way that allows him to learn independently and delve deeper into any subjects that pique his interest. He also likes the fact that teachers are always there to answer any questions and provide additional information or instruction as needed.

The flexibility of Connections Academy has allowed Matthew to travel to many educational and historic sites around the country, and pursue outside activities, including developing an online game, competing in science fairs, and participating in robotics competitions.

In addition to all the wonderful opportunities and programs offered by Connections Academy, Matthew also takes advantage of several local courses and activities such as tennis, baseball, and other youth programs, which allows him to stay in touch with his neighborhood friends.

Matthew plans to major in computer science at a University—MIT, Cal Tech, or the University of Texas. Connections Academy is preparing him for a bright future by providing him with a great education and support system.

I love to interact with other students who have similar interests, meet new friends, learn more about science and technology, and share my knowledge with others.
— Matthew