Testimonials from SWCeS students and parents
What students and parents are saying about Southwest Colorado eSchool:
“The Southwest Colorado eSchool was a perfect fit for our family. Our daily schedule was not the normal “rise at dawn” type of lifestyle due to our business that required working at night. We had already been homeschooling our kids and they were on a similar sleep schedule as ours but as they approached the high school years of their education we knew we needed something different. Coral and Caleb needed a curriculum that not only challenged their minds and prepared them for higher education opportunities but also would be flexible to accommodate our lifestyle. Both kids enrolled as freshman and completed their entire high school career with the eSchool. They were able to improve their skills with computers and technology, learn how to manage their time effectively and work through tasks to achieve goals, and earn college credit with the concurrent enrollment programs. The flexible schedule also allowed them to pursue their interests in activities such as dance, skiing and golf. The school’s staff was encouraging and helpful every step of the way and our family will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be involved with SWC eSchool. – Joshua & Gretchen Rank”
“Enrolling in e-school courses was one of the best choices for my academic career I could have ever made. I was able to complete 3 college-level math courses and now I am close to a degree in mathematics as a high school senior! Differential Equations and Linear Algebra through SWC eSchool was the most fun, challenging, and fulfilling math classes I have ever taken. It was a truly wonderful experience.”
Kate Petty, DHS class of 2017
“I did have a wonderful experience with my AP Environmental Science course this year, and with the eSchool.
On AP Environmental Science:
This course was extremely helpful in keeping me on track for studying course material throughout the year in preparation for the AP exam, and providing supplemental assignments that were vital to my understanding of course content. My teacher Ms. Hobkirk was amazing at providing quick, helpful feedback, and I couldn’t have been happier that I took this course.
On my past two years taking supplemental eSchool courses:
Taking online classes was an eye opener for me. A good one. They allowed me to see how it’s possible to accomplish so much during the time I schedule myself instead of in structured traditional classes. The eSchool provided me the opportunity to learn extensively about topics not offered by classes at my own school, and to do so on my own time but still with the amazing support of a teacher and curriculum. These courses have allowed me to branch out my education in the most convenient way, learning not only course material, but important lessons in time management, organization, and personal motivation and responsibility along the way. My teachers and supervisors in the past two years through the eSchool have been amazing at providing prompt feedback on assignments, being available for all questions and concerns, and providing genuine, thoughtful responses to them. Without their creative integration of supplemental materials to the course curriculums, I could never have succeeded in these subjects as I did, and I am sure that they were vital to my completion of AP exams.”
Holly Redmond, DHS Class of 2017
“As a high schooler, I was able to travel all around the world racing my bike without it getting in the way of my education. Studying through the eSchool was one of the best decisions I’ve made throughout high school, and was able to provide a platform for me to take challenging classes in a hotel room, airplane, or wherever else bike racing took me”.
Christopher Blevins, DHS Class of 2016
Team USA Cycling
May 25, 2018
Mike and Kelly,
Thank you with all of my being. Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for believing in,and helping the kids who don’t fit into the norm. Each graduate yesterday was so vastly different, and your work and passion gave each of them a safe place to finish their high school schooling sans judgment and with love.
The story you told, Mike, was a story I had just shared a few weeks ago with 2 different friends who each have students at DHS and AHS who are struggling with the academic and social aspect of school. Both of these parents know Ana and knew of her struggles as I openly shared with them when I needed support the most from my tribe. It was wonderful to be able to share her story with them and to know that you both had so much to do with it.
Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.
with Much love and thank yous,
June 25, 2018
“SWCeS was the perfect fit for our daughter for several reasons. She started with the eSchool the second half of her sophomore year when the demands of her equestrian training made conventional high school difficult. Most days she was finished her assignments by 1PM allowing plenty of time to ride or work ahead if she had to travel to a show – the flexibility was better than anticipated. The expectations of each course were clearly delineated on that course’s web page, much clearer than the brick and mortar school allowing for better planning and study strategy. While the work was just as demanding (if not more) than the traditional school, her grades improved because of the better structure and the lack of distraction experienced in today’s classrooms. The teachers were very responsive; available through text, phone, email, and the eScool’s brand of “Skype.” Finally, the administrative staff was warm, supportive, and eager to help “iron out” the occasional rough spot. We would certainly do it again!”
Dr. Bill Leonard