Student Success Stories

Read these personal stories about ordinary students with extraordinary accomplishments. We get to meet learners who are pursuing personal ambitions, with the encouragement and support available in a personalized, competency-based education. We hear from early college high school students who are the first in their families to graduate from high school. Every student has a story to tell.

Students Deserve to Follow Their Passions – in This North Dakota District, They Can

Follow eighth grader Harry Joseph with us to see what sparks his passion for school at the Personalized Learning Academy in the New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School District.
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With the support of her band teacher, tenth grader Silver Anderson is pursuing an independent study to compose her own music.

What Personalized Learning Can Do – According to a Tenth Grader

Learn how a personalized learning environment at Jaguar Academy allowed Silver Anderson to collaborate with her band teacher to compose music as part of her education.
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High school student Abby Bowser benefits from her district’s commitment to personalized, competency-based learning and its power to cultivate student agency.

Student Engagement Through Personalized Learning

Watch Abby Bowser, a high school student at Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston, South Carolina, explain how she benefits from her district’s commitment to personalized, competency-based learning – and its power to cultivate student agency.
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Jordyn Peake is a tenth grader who thinks about what she wants for her future every single day.

One Student’s Perspective on What She Wants for Her Future – and What That Means for Her Education Today

Jordyn Peake, a learner at Batesburg-Leesville High school in South Carolina, shares how personalized learning has helped her redirect her future and her education’s role in it.
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Read how Carlos Velazquez Vega's student experiences in Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, unlocked a passion for filmmaking.

How One Student’s Learning Experiences Unlocked a Lifetime of Creativity

Carlos Velazquez Vega discovered a passion for filmmaking in the classroom – and went on to help solve very real problems in his learning community using his skills.
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