Graduate Testimonial – Matthew I.

“I came to Chance School as a four-year old in the preschool. I remember the first time we went outside on the playground and I thought what an awesome place to explore! Our days in the fours were spent playing with Lego’s, creating art, and singing songs. Who knew that learning could be so much fun!

As my years at Chance flew by, I learned more than just reading, writing, and math. I learned how to work with my friends to put on a school performance in music. We all had to work together as a team to make the show a success.

At every grade level, I learned skills such as researching, making presentations, and public speaking to create theme related projects. These projects allowed me to explore ideas of interest to me and to share the information I learned with others in my class. Through these projects I learned how to give feedback in a positive way and to receive feedback and use it to make changes on future projects.

In art we learned that there is more than one way of looking at the world. Everyone interprets things differently and in their own way, but everyone’s point of view is important and needs to be respected.

Chance School gave me the self-confidence to know that I was ready and well-prepared to move on and that I would succeed at my new school.”

Matthew I. – 2011 Chance Graduate