My name is Don W., and I have been a part of UT High School for two years. I find completing online courses is more rewarding than a traditional class since it requires more time management and self-discipline.
Online school has allowed me to better manage my busy schedule and have more energy for all facets of my life. My favorite courses so far have been World Geography and World History, as well as Integrated Physics and Chemistry since I am really interested in how things work.
Outside of school I play varsity ice hockey for the Southlake-Carroll Dragons and AA ice hockey for the Texas Jr. Brahmas. Online school has allowed me to travel to different places for tournaments without worrying about missing school. It also allows me to participate in late night practices without worrying about being too tired the next day. I recently finished a tournament in Minnesota where I came in second and am now preparing for the Texas State Tournament.
For anyone who asks if online school is right for them, I would say it requires lots of hard work and dedication. You need to be able to manage your time and be able to keep track of all the assignments you need to complete. If you possess these traits, then you will find success using the online education route.