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Sophia Gammariello

Inspire Student
Grade: 5
Joined Inspire in 2017
Region: Central Coast

When home-education is placed in its proper place, seen as a gift, a blessing, a tool, an act of stewardship and when it is embraced in humility, it is a lovely thing. – Dawn Gregg.

This essay seeks to tell others what a blessing Inspire is to me. In case you don’t know, Inspire is an independent public charter school where students make choices of what to study, how to study it, and what books to use. We have the freedom to make our own schedule, go on more excursions, have a say in what we learn, get our own private teacher (usually our moms), and take more enjoyable and fascinating classes. It is a blessing to be a part of such an amazing opportunity.

The best thing about Inspire is that when kids decide they want to take a class or sport, Inspire will help pay for these activities. I have been given the opportunity to take voice lessons, gymnastics, quilting, drama, and drawing classes. As a fifth grader, I got to go on many field trips to hands-on science museums, to the local CA missions and I also got to experience Outdoor School which was the most interesting and sensational experience ever! Even though I had to wake up at 6:30 in the morning, it was very educational and informative. I learned about space, stars, tide pools, and we even got to dissect a squid. These experiences were all such a blessing to me.

In my own personal experience with Inspire, I have appreciated it very much. Inspire is a true gift and blessing. Inspire students get to do so many excellent activities like camps, classes, sports and so much more. Being home educated is an astounding experience and I am so thrilled that Inspire is a choice for me and my family. I hope Inspire will continue growing and blessing other families like it has for me.

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