Joshua is a graduate from Wisconsin Connections Academy and had attended the school since kindergarten. He lives
in Gleason, Wisconsin with his brother, Mathias, who attends Wisconsin Connections Academy, and another brother who graduated from Wisconsin Connections Academy. Joshua and
his family value Wisconsin Connections Academy for enabling them to spend more time together. Learn more his story below.
Joshua’s mother and Learning Coach, Jane, believes he has thrived at Wisconsin Connections Academy due to the excellent curriculum and wonderful
guidance from his teachers. Her family loves the flexibility this program provides and says that Joshua has evolved into
a very independent learner.
In his early years of school, Joshua struggled with his reading skills, but with the addition of some supplemental
materials through Wisconsin Connections Academy, as well as the one-on-one guidance from his teachers, Joshua became an excellent reader. Today he
loves to read and enjoys the Game of Thrones series.
In middle school, Joshua struggled a bit with pre-algebra, but his teacher took the time to work with him over the phone
and via the virtual classroom. His teacher also directed him to some great websites to help him practice his algebra
skills. Because of his teacher’s guidance, Joshua gained the skills and confidence he needed to take Algebra I in high
What I like most about Wisconsin Connections Academy is that I can work at my own pace.
Now thriving in high school, Joshua says, "What I like most about Wisconsin Connections Academy is that I can work at my own pace. If a certain
subject is really easy for me, I can move ahead, or if a subject is really interesting to me, I can go to the links on
my home page to learn even more about it. Sometimes there are things I don’t understand, but I know I can either call or
WebMail my teacher to get help, or watch the teaching tutorial again to help me understand it better."
Joshua’s favorite subject is science. He enjoys the science experiments and online interactive material, so he usually
works ahead. He also enjoys learning about history. After graduation, he plans to attend Nicolet College and major in
veterinary science, music production, or marketing.
In his free time, Joshua loves riding his bike, cross-country skiing, sledding, swimming, playing video games, and
spending time with family and friends.