Kieran Barrett

The ability to work at my own pace, have dynamic course structures, and work one-on-one with great teachers made my courses much more enjoyable.

Taking online courses has been an incredible experience. The ability to work at my own pace, have dynamic course structures, and work one-on-one with great teachers made my courses much more enjoyable.

...Before switching to Keystone, I attended a public school. As the years went by, I began to lose motivation for homework and staying involved in my classes. Each year seemed the same, and the dull repetition diminished my interest. Eventually, I decided to transition midway through my junior year because I yearned for a new adventure, an innovative and much more exciting way to study and learn. I finished high school by earning 6.5 credits from Keystone, including two AP classes. This was a nontraditional approach to graduating, but after talking to several advocates of online learning, I was enthralled.

In the end, these courses were much more challenging and better complemented my passion for learning... I am eager to take what I learned over the past year and a half through online classes to the University of Tennessee, where I will take part in the Chancellor’s Honors Program.

The online courses I took pushed me to my highest potential, and I am confident I will thrive next year in college. Because I completed AP Statistics and AP Biology, I will also have a head start on college credits.

I had taken an AP class at my high school, but when the time came for AP Testing in May, I was not nearly as confident as I was for this year’s tests. Through Keystone I became more prepared and absorbed more of the information in the classes I took, and so putting it all together during exams felt like a breeze.

I am a dedicated advocate for blended learning, and will continue to encourage others to take online classes at some point because it is an amazing opportunity for a fresh learning experience.

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FROM
Brentwood, TN

HIGH SCHOOL
Keystone High School

POST-SECONDARY
University of Tennessee



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