Originally published in The Denver Post – December 26, 2019
When I was in a 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. It also allowed me to focus on my studies and passions without worrying about the opinions of others.
I graduated and now attend Oklahoma City University. Without online school, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. That’s why I urge Colorado to protect school choice so that everyone can choose the education option that works best for them.
Erin White, Denver
To learn more about Destinations Career Academy of Colorado, visit https://codca.k12.com/