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.

teenager with long curly, auburn hair in a mask, yellow shirt, black cardigan, and ripped blue jeans speaking in fornt of a projected powerpoint on mascot imagery

Students Sparking Change

A student-led initiative to remove an Indigenous mascot highlights one district’s journey to becoming more student-centered.
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North Dakota learner Kayla Teigen presents her internship experience at a convening

Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway? Learning is lifelong.
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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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