“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” - Anonymous
It’s not much of a stretch to compare online school students to entrepreneurs. Like entrepreneurs, online school students have the freedom to be innovative, creative, flexible and mobile. Like entrepreneurs, online school students will also face the unexpected, be required to take risks, and will have the opportunity to create something beautiful out of failure.
Much more than simply an alternative to traditional classroom education, online school empowers students to think differently, dream bigger, and pursue futures of innovation and excellence.
Like entrepreneurs, online school students create opportunities for themselves that aren’t available to most students. They’re able to make choices that most people never will. They are set up to live remarkable lives that most people can’t.
Take Timmy for example. He’s a CMASAS student who dreams of becoming a professional kite surfer. Because Timmy took the bold step of enrolling in online school, his education looks differently than most and he’s able to spend ample time training, practicing and becoming better at his sport. While traveling to some of the best places in the world for kite surfing and spending hours in the water, Timmy also works hard at his online school courses. Through his creativity, innovation and tenacity, Timmy is able to take big steps towards achieving his athletic dreams while also receiving an excellent education and learning how to be a successful individual.
Yes other students can take a different route towards achieving the same dreams Timmy has. They could go to traditional school for 8 hours each day and then cram in a few hours of athletic training each evening. But are they mastering their sport? Are they getting the best grades? Are they soaking in the knowledge they will need before advancing to college and adulthood?
Another characteristic of an entrepreneur that online school students share is the ability to produce results now. Online school students don’t have to wait until summer break to travel. Weekends aren’t the only two days of the week reserved for adventure. Online school students don’t have to wait until they’re 18 and have a diploma to start taking big steps towards achieving their dreams. Too many of us wait around hoping that someday we’ll be able to chase our dreams.
The entrepreneurial online school student spends time living like most people can’t, which both educates and inspires her to live in ways that most people simply never will.
As a group of dreamers and doers, CMASAS educators seek to empower online school students to spend the developmental years of their youth in truly enriching ways, so as to live truly remarkable lives. Let’s dream, create and adventure together.