Student Success Stories

 

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

 

Entrepreneurship

“This was the most useful course I have taken in my high school career because it taught me things I can take right out and use for a real life business.”

– 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

 

Fashion and Interior Design

“This course was great, it really helped me get a good mindset on the fashion and interior design industry and also get more into making and designing my own stuff. I learned some things about the industry that I probably would’ve never found out if I hadn’t taken this class. A memorable assignment was the informal interview. I could not decide who to contact but then I saw a YouTuber called Mr. Kate showing off her interior design jobs so I decided to contact her. She agreed to do a Skype call and I was nervous but I had prepared some questions and it turned out really well. Some advice that I would give is even if you don’t think they will respond, contact them anyway. Mr. Kate has millions of viewers, but she took the time to talk to me personally. It was a really great experience and made me think, ‘I can do this too.'”

– 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

 

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