K12 (and CAVA) Helped Me Medal at US Figure Skating Champs!

by Jonathan | February 12, 2013
Athlete/Performer, Flexibility/Lifestyle, Advanced Learner
I started as a Kindergartener with the California Virtual Academy (CAVA) using the K12 materials. Since I was required to do P.E. every day, I decided to ice skate since there was a rink close to my house and my sisters already were skaters. I started with group lessons - which progressed to private lessons - which led to many years of fun on the ice. About three years ago, when I was in 8th grade, I partnered with another skater and we skated as a pairs couple; I learned so much and we were quite successful - we made it to the US Figure Skating Junior National Championships where we placed 11th in Juvenile Pairs. Two years ago, I partnered with another skater - and learned to ice dance. We've been together ever since (and I'm an 11th grader with CAVA) - and we competed at the 2012 US Figure Skating Junior National Championships and came in 20th in Juvenile Dance. We worked very hard this past season - we won every competition we entered - and we won the 2013 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. That qualified us to advance to the 2013 US Figure Skating Championships - where we made the podium earning the Bronze Medal in Juvenile Dance. If I had gone to a regular brick and mortar school, I never would have had the daily P.E. requirement which led to my ice skating ... and, without the flexibility to complete school at a different time of day, I would not have had the success in skating that I've had. Thank you, K12 and CAVA!
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