Johnathan Elder

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“I have been attending Ivy Tech CC now for a year...Hearing feedback from other students on discussion boards many students do not enjoy these online classes..they do not know how to study for them. They don't know how to do the work they are not disciplined but for me it was second nature. I knew exactly how to do the work, I had the discipline already built up to do my work at home and I knew how to study. It's all thanks to attending online school from 3rd grade through graduation. I do not know what the future has in store, but I am sure I will have to rely on my online learning background a lot moving forward for networking or whatever it might be. I am sure it is going to help a lot”

– Elder Johnathan

I found in the regular brick and motor school settings, teachers worked more with the average students. Kids who were advanced learners or those that had learning disabilities seem to fall through the cracks. It was easier for them to work with a larger group of kids all at once then have to take time and work with the kids one on one.

Online learning allows kids to work at their own pace, they can work ahead if they catch on fast or take their time and work on it until they get it. I chose the online learning because I wanted to be able to work ahead and learn as much as I could. The high ability classes did not challenge me enough.

I felt like once I started online classes, I was able to finally get what I had been missing. My online teachers were there if I needed them but I didn't have to set and wait for other kids to catch up. I graduated as valedictorian of my class. I believe if I had stayed in a regular school I would have lost interest years ago and never achieved this goal.

 

FROM

Anderson, IN

HIGH SCHOOL

Hoosier Academy

POST-SECONDARY

Ivy Tech State College: Anderson