Meet Alexa, Options Learner and Figure Skater, and her Mother & Learning Coach Valeska!

By September 23, 2020 Blog

Meet Alexa T. and her Mother Valeska! They have been with Compass Charter Schools, Los Angeles Charter, for three years and it has been such a pleasure to watch Alexa shine in her studies and as a competitive figure skater. Alexa, is also savvier on social media, for any fourth grader that I have ever met, or adult for that matter! You can check out her beautiful pictures, videos, and accomplishments at (@miss_a.n.t.7) on Instagram. Her passion and dedication to both her personalized education, figure skating, and personal endeavors are truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your sweet story, Alexa and Valeska!  

How long have you been figure skating Alexa?

Alexa: 4 years

What advice do you have for those new to virtual  school or personalized learning?  

Valeska: Make education fun, exciting, and messy. Enjoy the journey!

What is your biggest accomplishment Alexa and Valeska?

Alexa: Making Honor Roll and placing top three in the 9th Annual So-Cal Interclub Invitational Series Final. 

Valeska: Watching my daughter flourish academically and reach her goals on the ice. 

What do you both do for fun?

Alexa: Spend time with family and friends, go to Disneyland, watch movies, build, and paint. 

How is your school day typically structured? 

Valeska: Adapting to what works best for our family is part of the wonderful flexibility of homeschooling, it is why we love the Options program at CCS. Alexa is at the rink for five hours five days a week. So much of her curriculum is completed in between her ice skating sessions or at home in the afternoon after her off ice practice. 

What are your future goals Alexa? 

Alexa: To go to the Olympics, teach skating school when I’m a teenager, and travel the world.   

Who is your hero, both of you?

Alexa: Captain Marvel 

Valeska: Florence Nightingale 

What do you like to do in your free time?

Alexa: Paint and draw, play with my chemistry set, build things, read a book, FaceTime with friends or my cousins. I also love to play chess with my dad, swim in the pool, and watch cartoons.

Valeska: Go out for a meal, watch a movie, read a book, and take a nap. 

What are you most grateful for? 

Valeska: We are most grateful for our family and friends, they are such a great support system. We are grateful to CCS, for allowing us the flexibility of tailoring Alexa’s education to her unique interests, pace, and learning style. 

Anything else to share?

Valeska: Yes, a great quote: “Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.” — Anne Sullivan. 

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