Student Success Stories

 

Anatomy and Physiology 1a: Introduction

“I LOVED anatomy!!!!! This has been one of my favorite science classes. I really enjoyed both the format and the content of this course. I really appreciated the weekly Friday “due date” of all the assignments being in one day. Not that I would do all of them in one day, but it was a great way of having it organized. I also liked the course content, it was very informational and i’m excited to hopefully use it in my future career. The assessments were great! Not too hard nor easy. Thank you for this course!!!!”

– Student Testimonial

 

Middle School Game Design 1a: Introduction

“I’m really liking this course! Before I even started, I jumped ahead and downloaded Unity, a free game development platform. but as soon as I got into that, I realized I needed to learn more first. I’m really liking Scratch. It’s a perfect beginner’s game developing platform, and you can do some really neat stuff with it. My favorite part about this course is the Game Journals. It gives me incentive to write my ideas down and think more about what I want to make in the future. I’m hoping this class will take me pretty far in my journey to becoming a game developer.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Cosmetology

“I think that this course is very beneficial for first year students and it helps to get a better understanding of what we have learned previously. The assessments were easy to do as long as you actually make an effort on the other parts of the unit. I also really enjoyed the video link in the reading portion for more visual examples. I believe this class is very beneficial for those students who have missed a number of days and would like to catch up on their hours at home. Since I have missed a few days, this will benefit me a lot and help me catch up. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to take this course and learn.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Criminology

“I think that the format of the course was satisfactory and touched on all of the main points from the lessons. It was easy to understand the assignments and encouraged critical thinking. The content was fantastic and I learned a lot. Most of the information was concise and to-the-point.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Introduction To Women’s Studies

“I am so happy with my decision to take this class!  It was the most interesting, engaging, and fun class I have ever taken. It truly felt more like a hobby than a class because I love to learn and talk about this stuff.  There was a perfect mix of reading, watching, and reflecting. I felt that it allowed me to truly understand the material and become more knowledgeable. My only suggestion for improvements would maybe be a list of other impactful films, books, or TED talks that students could watch after the course. That way if they are interested in the subject matter, it would encourage more growth beyond a grade. Also, I personally tend to forget to watch movies because I am busy with homework and ECs but this allowed me to combine films and homework and I really enjoyed it.  I will be recommending it to my friends!”

– Student Testimonial

 

African-American History

“I really enjoyed taking the course. I am an African American female, and I am young. I didn’t not know a lot of my black history prior to this course. My family comes from the south and they were all cotton pickers and sharecroppers. It was a joy to be able to share what I have learned with my grandmother and I now understand the true struggles my ancestors endured just to survive. I enjoyed the history and course so much I dedicated myself to it seven days a week. I was always excited to see what the next chapter held. I found myself crying a few times because I felt the pain and hurt of what African Americans went through and had to put up with for decades after decades. Overall I am proud of myself of how well I did, due to something that is a part of me.”

– Student Testimonial

 

American Sign Language 1a

“I really had a good time with the activity 1’s because they really made me think about the vocab and the five elements going into each sign. I also really liked the labs, especially the one where I made a Google slide for the class. I had a blast reading through how medical professionals see deaf as an illness and how people of the Deaf Community see it as a better way of seeing life. I personally think that it is just an amazing thing.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis

“I really enjoy that this class can be done at my own pace.  Sometimes it is hard to bring myself to do the big assignments but it’s not bad.  The lessons are interesting and I enjoy reading about real issues and getting a humbling perspective on things.  A lot of people don’t know or understand the realness of these issues, a course like this one should be taught to more students since it brings up big world problems like poverty that many students at my school aren’t affected by.”

– Student Testimonial

 

History of the Holocaust

“I loved the format of this course. All of the content was very interesting to me. The lessons were almost never boring. The videos and photos provided were also very impactful and aided to my educational experience. I am truly happy that I took this class. I feel more educated on peoples’ emotions, history, the world around me, and politics. This class has enriched my life honestly – I know that sounds a little overkill but I really feel like this class has added a lot to my maturity and understanding of myself and people. I am sad this class is over. I could go on forever about the impact this has had on me. I feel more in tune with my own emotions and with other emotions. Thank you for the opportunity to take this class! I have definitely shed more than a few tears over the content presented btw.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Introduction To Military Careers

“I really enjoyed this course. The format was simple and easy. I’ve learned so much and it has helped me understand what I’m walking into by joining the military. It even helped me figure out what I want to do, which would be working in logistics. The content was very good and touched on a lot that I didn’t even know about. Every job in the military is important and I’ve learned that here. The assessments were fun and educational, and I loved listening to the Ted Talks and learning about people’s personal experiences. It’s always a joy when you break off from the text and go to someone’s personal views. I loved learning about weapons and technology. All and all I would highly recommend this course for anyone that is either simply curious about the military or is looking to join.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Forensic Science

“I was very interested in this course. The format of the course was nice because everything was so neatly organized and accessible. The step by step learning about different kinds of evidence was a good way to do it. The content was wonderful.  I like the different videos that came with the lab unit, most of them were very intriguing.

– Student Testimonial

 

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

“This has been a great class for me. I enjoyed answering the different discussion questions and working on projects. The TED talks were great to hear. I love my dog Teddy and always wondered how I could help him. This class helped me get a view into the world of animals. Big animals, exotic animals, reptiles, and birds were so awesome to get to know. I love the fact that I can go at my own pace and study when I am the most productive during the day. Ms.Nehring has been so helpful with her feedback. Thank you, Ms.Nehring!”

– Student Testimonial

 

Nutrition & Wellness

“Learning about nutrition has always been very interesting to me, being able to share my experiences in discussions and give opinions has been a good way to express how I’m feeling about nutrition and wellness in our community. This class has a lot of things you don’t really normally pay attention to or realize when eating or buying foods at the store. I have started using tips and things I’ve learned in this class in my life when shopping for foods or thinking twice about what I’m about to eat.”

– Student Testimonial

 

Introduction To Culinary Arts

“The format of the course was quite nice. I found it incredibly easy to devise a schedule for myself to work through the course. I found the course incredibly easy to navigate. The content of the course was awesome, I had fun reading. The only extra thing I would like to add is that I am glad I got Mrs.Wester for my instructor, she was one of the best teachers I have had the privilege of learning with.”

– Student Testimonial