"I was interested in joining TCAH in fifth grade because of the flexibility it offered. The program works best for me because I can work ahead and take Fridays off to concentrate on Fluffy Love, if I want to go and deliver stuffed animals to the hospital. Recently I had to travel to a conference to talk about Fluffy Love, and for four days I did my learning in a hotel and did not have to fall behind in my lessons. On Wednesdays, I can always finish school early to practice guitar for the youth band I play in every Wednesday night. I love that I can work my schedule to suit my own needs.
TCAH is different from the brick-and-mortar public school I attended in that I don’t have to waste any time waiting for others in the class to catch up to where I am. I can be in charge of my own education and the speed at which I learn. There is no classroom drama, and my parents have a lot more involvement in my education. The relationships I have with my teachers are different, depending on the subject. I can have as little or as much of a relationship with my teachers as I want. If I would like to call my teachers or email them, I can. If I only see them during the weekly LiveLesson sessions, that’s okay too. The teachers make it clear to us that they are only a phone call away if we are struggling or in need of help. They are also there to cheer me on and congratulate me if I’ve done a good job on an assignment.
I love TCAH because there is no limit to where and when I want to learn. I can work school around my life, and not have to work my life around school."