“I have a very positive relationship with all my teachers. They’re all helping me achieve my academic goals. … My favorite subjects are PE and Spanish. I like PE because a lot of it relates to activity, and as an athlete that’s important. Spanish is fun because I find it interesting to learn a new language.
“As an athlete, it is important to have a flexible way to learn. With Virginia Connections Academy, I’m able to learn properly from anywhere at any time. … I’m able to do my schoolwork from the ice rink during my breaks in between training. … [and] it’s easy to manage my schedule.”