Originally published in The Colorado Springs Gazette – August 2, 2019
When I was in brick-and-mortar school, I was the student who enjoyed being in the classroom. This all changed when I was placed in a class where I was bullied. Other students called me “crazy girl,” broke my school supplies, and taunted me throughout the year.
When I couldn’t take the bullying anymore, I made the switch to Destinations Career Academy of Colorado.
Attending school online took me out of a negative environment and gave me a place where I was supported in my learning. Online school also allowed me to focus on my studies and passions without worrying about the opinions of others.
I graduated from high school a few years ago and now attend Oklahoma City University. Without online school, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today.