Upholding Stanford’s Values
Umar tried several school options, but he was not challenged until he found Stanford Online High School.
In his first year, Umar took just one math course; he enjoyed it so much that he returned the next year to take more math and physics, getting to know intellectually curious peers in interactive, real-time, college-style seminars. At age 11, he then took three courses at Stanford OHS, including Precalculus, a course normally reserved for high school juniors at other schools. Now age 15, he's enrolled full-time and exploring a range of courses from AP Microeconomics to Russian Literature.
Umar found much more at Stanford OHS than challenging classes. He participates in Lego Club, creative writing, and math competitions, along with service activities—and even founded his own non-profit. Outside of Stanford OHS, he plays intensive squash and chess, participates in robotics and art, and is an active swimmer.
Stanford OHS has allowed me to delve deeper into subjects of my own interest. I can now spread my wings and soar high while looking at the world from a different perspective. I don't have the weight of busy work pulling me down anymore, so I've got more time to concentrate on more meaningful academics, as well as the athletics that I enjoy. I couldn't ask for a more vibrant and phenomenal school experience!