Townsend Community School’s main campus is located in the charming, rural community of Castalia, Ohio. We are sponsored by Margaretta Local Schools and have affiliations with several communities and school districts throughout the state of Ohio. As part of our accommodating nature, we provide traveling instructors to over 20 northern and central Ohio libraries so that students may take advantage of our services without leaving the communities in which they live. Moreover, we provide daily transportation for students that want to study at our main campus. We pride ourselves on the balanced relationships we share with the diverse population of students we service, the staff we employ, and the communities in which we work. 

Class of 2016

SINCE 2012, Townsend Community School has been enhancing the lives of its students through a flexible and alternative education.

Together, our highly qualified instructors and staff, our specialized curriculum, and our modern facility allow each student to succeed in his or her unique way. We believe that students come first and that they know what is important to their education.

We provide a safe and innovative learning environment that is designed to shape positive identities of our students. Our accommodating and caring nature not only motivates students to learn, but also allows students to access their education at their own pace, which fosters the best version of themselves.

Townsend Community School is a conversion community school that provides a high quality education to its students and contributes significantly to Ohio’s effort to provide quality education options to at-risk children through vigorous, creative community-school programs that prepares students for the 21st century. 

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"judged"

The reason I chose TCS over going to ... was because I need help that I simply wasn’t getting. I need the patience and guidance I get here instead of being judged.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

"learn"

I can learn better than anywhere else.

I’m here because it gives me a chance to learn at my own pace.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS because I heard that this would be a way to help with my focus during school and that this program has great instructors to help with my learning.

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

I feel smarter because of the Learning Center atmosphere.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

TCS allows me to get an education in a flexible and interesting way.  This way of learning is a lot of fun for me as opposed to a public school.

"life"

There are millions of reasons why I choose TCS. The main reason is because the teachers here want to see me reach my goals in life.

If [stuff] happens in my life, I still have the chance to get back on track.

I came to TCS because I thought it'd help me get a head start at starting my life off and hopefully a career.

My mother was diagnosed with cancer, when she was diagnosed i had to stay home to raise my little sister, for the first three years of her life. My moms friend told me about TCS, that’s why I signed up.

"liked"

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I just wanted to try it out, then I liked it so much that I stuck with it.

My girlfriend goes to TCS and they really liked it.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

"listen"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

"love"

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

It's more convenient for my boys and they love the program.

I like TCS because this program is very flexible with my schedule and my teacher is supportive.  I love getting one on one interaction, rather than sitting in a classroom.

"myself"

TCS is a better place for me because I can be myself. But at my old school I always got picked on for being myself. But TCS is a better school for me. I loving being here at TCS, it is better for me to be here.

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

"needed"

I needed an alternative and coming to the library and not going to school works well!!!

I came to TCS because [my previous school] was not giving me the IEP I needed.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

I chose to come to TCS because when I did the research on the school I knew I would get the help I needed.

I chose to come to TCS because I recently moved out of my parents house and I needed a school where I didn’t need to get up and go in the morning because my ride wasn’t very reliable and I couldn’t afford the bus trips everyday.

I came to TCS because I needed an alternative to be able to go through school and take care of my daughter. I'm glad I made that decision.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I needed a home school type program and Townsend is perfect.  My brother did Townsend a few years ago so that’s how I knew about it.

"opportunity"

I chose TCS because I was behind in school and TCS gave me an opportunity to catch up to where I am suppose to be in school. TCS is also a lot more flexible in hours and far less drama takes place in the school.

I chose to come to TCS because I really think it would be a great opportunity for me to graduate on time and get me where I need to be.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

"pace"

I’m here because it gives me a chance to learn at my own pace.

I came here to catch up and work at my own pace.

You can work at your pace.

I came to TCS to be able to work at my own pace yet still have boundaries of turning work in. Also, that I could hopefully work ahead and graduate. Everyone I talked to said TCS was a great school.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I transferred here to get help and work at my own pace.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS so I could work at my own pace.

TCS works better for me because I get work at own pace and I’m not getting attacked with five different subjects.

I came to TCS because I can work at my own pace.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

I came to TCS because regular everyday school didn't work for me. Being able to go at my own pace is better for me.

They didn't like the school they were at and it's easier for them to work at their own pace and less distractions

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

I can work at my own pace, and earn credits quicker.

"prepare"

Because I wanted a place where I could go to school but still prepare for the real world by working.

"reliable"

Because it is more reliable and a great place, also I am a mom and don’t really have an everyday babysitter.

I chose to come to TCS because I recently moved out of my parents house and I needed a school where I didn’t need to get up and go in the morning because my ride wasn’t very reliable and I couldn’t afford the bus trips everyday.

"staff"

The administration and staff made me feel more welcomed here then at ...

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

"subjects"

I came here because I was failing high school because I can’t do multiple subjects at once. This school they can do one on one help with you.

TCS works better for me because I get work at own pace and I’m not getting attacked with five different subjects.

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

"teachers"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

The reason why I picked TCS is because I get the help I need. The teachers at my old school would just yell if I asked for help. So I’m glad I am graduating from TCS.

There are millions of reasons why I choose TCS. The main reason is because the teachers here want to see me reach my goals in life.

I chose TCS because I want to graduate faster. Also unlike most schools the teachers here help you if you need help.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I like it here! The environment is pretty cool and the teachers actually care about you, unlike some schools.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I like the teachers, they are really nice and willing to help. It is a fun atmosphere.

I like the transportation to school and then teachers are ready to help if I need it.

Teachers speak to me like an adult.

Teachers give me the time and attention I need while at the same time they give me freedom to go on my own.

I got kicked out of my normal school so I gave TCS a try. It has a really good vibe and a really good school. Teachers take the time to get to know me instead of always wanting to yell at me.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

I have more time to study and work and the teachers pay attention to me.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

I choose TCS because the school is good [and] teachers helps you when you need it.  No matter what they are doing.  It’s hard work but not too bad.  They let me have time instead of rushing you.

"understand"

I transferred from ...  because here they are a lot more helpful and understanding.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

"afford"

I chose to come to TCS because I recently moved out of my parents house and I needed a school where I didn’t need to get up and go in the morning because my ride wasn’t very reliable and I couldn’t afford the bus trips everyday.

Because I had a child and couldn't afford daycare and had no one to watch him everyday.

"ahead"

I came to TCS to be able to work at my own pace yet still have boundaries of turning work in. Also, that I could hopefully work ahead and graduate. Everyone I talked to said TCS was a great school.

Because I can get ahead on my work, and finish school faster.

I came to TCS because i wanted to get ahead and graduate early. And being alone working on my work helps me more then being in a class full of people.

"alternative"

I needed an alternative and coming to the library and not going to school works well!!!

I came to TCS because I needed an alternative to be able to go through school and take care of my daughter. I'm glad I made that decision.

"atmosphere"

I like the teachers, they are really nice and willing to help. It is a fun atmosphere.

I feel smarter because of the Learning Center atmosphere.

"attend"

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

I chose to go to TCS because instead of having to attend school all day, I can do my school work from home and tend to my 3 month old.

I chose to attend school at TCS because I was doing poorly at [previous school] and I heard about it from a friend.

Because I was all out of options on attending school to graduate.  I need my diploma and my mom thought it would be good for me.

"attention"

Teachers give me the time and attention I need while at the same time they give me freedom to go on my own.

I have more time to study and work and the teachers pay attention to me.

"awesome"

I think it is awesome when my teacher text me on earning a passing grade. That’s cool!

Why not? It is awesome!

"best"

I came here because I thought it was the best option for me and I’m glad I switched.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

It was the best schooling option for me.

"better"

I can learn better than anywhere else.

TCS is a better place for me because I can be myself. But at my old school I always got picked on for being myself. But TCS is a better school for me. I loving being here at TCS, it is better for me to be here.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

TCS works better for me because I get work at own pace and I’m not getting attacked with five different subjects.

I chose TCS cause I heard it was a great school and it’s better than the other schools.

I came to TCS because regular everyday school didn't work for me. Being able to go at my own pace is better for me.

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

Because I can work better and it’s a lot of help the way it is set up.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

"bullied"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

I’m banned from my old school and because I was bullied.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

So I don’t have to go to school everyday. Get to use my phone while working and getting exams done. THE BUILDING IS NICE!!!! Safe environment, no bullying and fighting.

I chose to come to TCS because I was getting bullied at regular school and my grades were dropping.

I was bullied at my other school, and here I don't have to worry about that.

I decided to start going to Townsend because I think I will get more help here and to get away from all the bullying back in ....

Because I got bullied too much in ... school. And Townsend has a nice schooling system.

"cancer"

To stay on track while fighting cancer.

My mother was diagnosed with cancer, when she was diagnosed i had to stay home to raise my little sister, for the first three years of her life. My moms friend told me about TCS, that’s why I signed up.

"care"

I like it here! The environment is pretty cool and the teachers actually care about you, unlike some schools.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I came to TCS because I needed an alternative to be able to go through school and take care of my daughter. I'm glad I made that decision.

I came to TCS because I thought it'd help me get a head start at starting my life off and hopefully a career.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

"chance"

I’m here because it gives me a chance to learn at my own pace.

TCS is my second chance at succeeding.

If [stuff] happens in my life, I still have the chance to get back on track.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

"continue"

I chose to continue schooling with TCS because I was not going to school. Since I joined TCS I have come farther than I would have in a normal school and I am doing well.

My parents got divorced and my mom moved to .... I live with my dad here, but being enrolled at TCS allowed me the flexibility to still visit my mom and continue my education.

"cool"

I like it here! The environment is pretty cool and the teachers actually care about you, unlike some schools.

I think it is awesome when my teacher text me on earning a passing grade. That’s cool!

"credits"

I chose TCS to catch up on my credits.

I came to TCS to catch up with my credits. I enjoy it here. It helps me.

I was behind on credits and my PO suggested coming here.

I can work at my own pace, and earn credits quicker.

I only need a few more credits and don't want to spend a whole year with another school.

"diploma"

I want my diploma.

I got kicked out of school and I want to get my high school diploma.

I came to TCS because I had a baby at a young age and thought it would be easier so I can be a full time parent, plus get my diploma. To have flexibility with my having my son and having a job.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

Because it's a way to get a HS diploma instead of a GED since I dropped out of school.

Because I was all out of options on attending school to graduate.  I need my diploma and my mom thought it would be good for me.

"drama"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

I chose TCS because I was behind in school and TCS gave me an opportunity to catch up to where I am suppose to be in school. TCS is also a lot more flexible in hours and far less drama takes place in the school.

"early"

I don’t like to get up early so I chose TCS and it’s workable with my job.

To graduate early and find a job that suits me.

I came to TCS because i wanted to get ahead and graduate early. And being alone working on my work helps me more then being in a class full of people.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

"earn"

I think it is awesome when my teacher text me on earning a passing grade. That’s cool!

I can work at my own pace, and earn credits quicker.

"environment"

I like it here! The environment is pretty cool and the teachers actually care about you, unlike some schools.

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

So I don’t have to go to school everyday. Get to use my phone while working and getting exams done. THE BUILDING IS NICE!!!! Safe environment, no bullying and fighting.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

"feel"

The administration and staff made me feel more welcomed here then at ...

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

TCS makes me feel important.

I feel smarter because of the Learning Center atmosphere.

I chose Townsend because I did not like the people at [my previous school] and I felt like I did not fit in.  But I feel like this is a school for me and I can fit right in

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

"finish"

I can catch up on my work and finish school on time.

To finish high school this year.

Because I can get ahead on my work, and finish school faster.

I wanted to finish quicker.

"flexibility"

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I came to TCS because I had a baby at a young age and thought it would be easier so I can be a full time parent, plus get my diploma. To have flexibility with my having my son and having a job.

My parents got divorced and my mom moved to .... I live with my dad here, but being enrolled at TCS allowed me the flexibility to still visit my mom and continue my education.

You allow flexibility, to work and not have to be in school all day.

"focused"

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

"freedom"

Teachers give me the time and attention I need while at the same time they give me freedom to go on my own.

I choose Townsend because it looked like a good school. The school shows that even though they give you more freedom, they show a lot of discipline.

I like this program [because] you have freedom to get your work done and if you need help you can get it.

"fun"

I like the teachers, they are really nice and willing to help. It is a fun atmosphere.

TCS allows me to get an education in a flexible and interesting way.  This way of learning is a lot of fun for me as opposed to a public school.

"glad"

The reason why I picked TCS is because I get the help I need. The teachers at my old school would just yell if I asked for help. So I’m glad I am graduating from TCS.

I came here because I thought it was the best option for me and I’m glad I switched.

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I came to TCS because I needed an alternative to be able to go through school and take care of my daughter. I'm glad I made that decision.

"grades"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I chose TCS because I could get caught up on my grades.

I chose to come to TCS because I was getting bullied at regular school and my grades were dropping.

I came because my grades were really slipping and because getting up for school and going there just to fail anyways was a draining experience.

"graduate"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

I wanted to go to TCS because you get to decide when you go to school for help, which gives me time to work and still graduate.

I chose TCS because I want to graduate faster. Also unlike most schools the teachers here help you if you need help.

I came to TCS to be able to work at my own pace yet still have boundaries of turning work in. Also, that I could hopefully work ahead and graduate. Everyone I talked to said TCS was a great school.

I chose TCS to graduate faster and because I heard nothing but good things about TCS.

I chose to come to TCS because I really think it would be a great opportunity for me to graduate on time and get me where I need to be.

To graduate early and find a job that suits me.

Because I need/want to graduate and be able to work.

To catch up on my credit so that I can graduate on time.

I came to TCS because i wanted to get ahead and graduate early. And being alone working on my work helps me more then being in a class full of people.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

Because I was all out of options on attending school to graduate.  I need my diploma and my mom thought it would be good for me.

To graduate faster and one-on-one teaching.

"health"

I came to TCS because I was having health issues, and regular school was tough during these times.

"heard"

I chose TCS to graduate faster and because I heard nothing but good things about TCS.

I chose TCS because I heard that this would be a way to help with my focus during school and that this program has great instructors to help with my learning.

I chose TCS cause I heard it was a great school and it’s better than the other schools.

TCS say’s "I can" when I have heard "I can't" for so long.

I chose to attend school at TCS because I was doing poorly at [previous school] and I heard about it from a friend.

"help"

I wanted to go to TCS because you get to decide when you go to school for help, which gives me time to work and still graduate.

The reason why I picked TCS is because I get the help I need. The teachers at my old school would just yell if I asked for help. So I’m glad I am graduating from TCS.

I transferred from ...  because here they are a lot more helpful and understanding.

I chose TCS because I want to graduate faster. Also unlike most schools the teachers here help you if you need help.

I came here because I was failing high school because I can’t do multiple subjects at once. This school they can do one on one help with you.

The reason I chose TCS over going to ... was because I need help that I simply wasn’t getting. I need the patience and guidance I get here instead of being judged.

It’s more one on one help for me and public school wasn’t working for me.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I transferred here to get help and work at my own pace.

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I came to TCS to catch up with my credits. I enjoy it here. It helps me.

I chose TCS because I heard that this would be a way to help with my focus during school and that this program has great instructors to help with my learning.

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

I like the teachers, they are really nice and willing to help. It is a fun atmosphere.

I like the transportation to school and then teachers are ready to help if I need it.

My teacher helps me, when others in the past would not.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

I chose to come to TCS because when I did the research on the school I knew I would get the help I needed.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

Because I like how I can work around my own time. I like how more hands on you guys are. You guys are more helpful.

I came to TCS because I thought it'd help me get a head start at starting my life off and hopefully a career.

It's easier for me so I can hold a job during the day and do school work at night and it's easier to get the help that I need for school.

I came to TCS because i wanted to get ahead and graduate early. And being alone working on my work helps me more then being in a class full of people.

Because I can work better and it’s a lot of help the way it is set up.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

I chose TCS as a second option [because] of my medical condition.  TCS gave me more options, & helped me deal.  TCS actually understood what was going on.  They not only helped me in school work, they helped me find out & do their own research.  They helped me more than anyone has.

I like this program [because] you have freedom to get your work done and if you need help you can get it.

I decided to start going to Townsend because I think I will get more help here and to get away from all the bullying back in ....

I choose TCS because the school is good [and] teachers helps you when you need it.  No matter what they are doing.  It’s hard work but not too bad.  They let me have time instead of rushing you.

"job"

I don’t like to get up early so I chose TCS and it’s workable with my job.

To graduate early and find a job that suits me.

I came to TCS because I had a baby at a young age and thought it would be easier so I can be a full time parent, plus get my diploma. To have flexibility with my having my son and having a job.

It's easier for me so I can hold a job during the day and do school work at night and it's easier to get the help that I need for school.

So I could get a job.

"judged"

The reason I chose TCS over going to ... was because I need help that I simply wasn’t getting. I need the patience and guidance I get here instead of being judged.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

"learn"

I can learn better than anywhere else.

I’m here because it gives me a chance to learn at my own pace.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS because I heard that this would be a way to help with my focus during school and that this program has great instructors to help with my learning.

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

I feel smarter because of the Learning Center atmosphere.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

TCS allows me to get an education in a flexible and interesting way.  This way of learning is a lot of fun for me as opposed to a public school.

"life"

There are millions of reasons why I choose TCS. The main reason is because the teachers here want to see me reach my goals in life.

If [stuff] happens in my life, I still have the chance to get back on track.

I came to TCS because I thought it'd help me get a head start at starting my life off and hopefully a career.

My mother was diagnosed with cancer, when she was diagnosed i had to stay home to raise my little sister, for the first three years of her life. My moms friend told me about TCS, that’s why I signed up.

"liked"

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I just wanted to try it out, then I liked it so much that I stuck with it.

My girlfriend goes to TCS and they really liked it.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

"listen"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

My mom put me there. You can eat while you are working and listen to music while working. It helps me learn. I feel like I am in a house.

"love"

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

It's more convenient for my boys and they love the program.

I like TCS because this program is very flexible with my schedule and my teacher is supportive.  I love getting one on one interaction, rather than sitting in a classroom.

"myself"

TCS is a better place for me because I can be myself. But at my old school I always got picked on for being myself. But TCS is a better school for me. I loving being here at TCS, it is better for me to be here.

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

"needed"

I needed an alternative and coming to the library and not going to school works well!!!

I came to TCS because [my previous school] was not giving me the IEP I needed.

I chose to come to TCS because [my previous school] wasn’t giving me the help I needed. They are more worried about dress code then learning and my best friend said at TCS they helped her so much and are very friendly. Now that I attend here, I agree. Very good school.

I chose to come to TCS because when I did the research on the school I knew I would get the help I needed.

I chose to come to TCS because I recently moved out of my parents house and I needed a school where I didn’t need to get up and go in the morning because my ride wasn’t very reliable and I couldn’t afford the bus trips everyday.

I came to TCS because I needed an alternative to be able to go through school and take care of my daughter. I'm glad I made that decision.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I needed a home school type program and Townsend is perfect.  My brother did Townsend a few years ago so that’s how I knew about it.

"opportunity"

I chose TCS because I was behind in school and TCS gave me an opportunity to catch up to where I am suppose to be in school. TCS is also a lot more flexible in hours and far less drama takes place in the school.

I chose to come to TCS because I really think it would be a great opportunity for me to graduate on time and get me where I need to be.

I went to TCS because I dropped out of school and was very behind in school. TCS gave me that opportunity to start over and have a chance to get my diploma. TCS is a school that actually cares and focuses on their students, unlike public schools who judge where your background comes from.

"pace"

I’m here because it gives me a chance to learn at my own pace.

I came here to catch up and work at my own pace.

You can work at your pace.

I came to TCS to be able to work at my own pace yet still have boundaries of turning work in. Also, that I could hopefully work ahead and graduate. Everyone I talked to said TCS was a great school.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I transferred here to get help and work at my own pace.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS so I could work at my own pace.

TCS works better for me because I get work at own pace and I’m not getting attacked with five different subjects.

I came to TCS because I can work at my own pace.

TCS has helped me catch up more than I would of been able to in any other school and lets me learn at my own pace. The school is the best form of homeschooling I’ve found and doing your work out of a book makes it a lot easier for me to learn than on a computer.

I came to TCS because regular everyday school didn't work for me. Being able to go at my own pace is better for me.

They didn't like the school they were at and it's easier for them to work at their own pace and less distractions

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

I can work at my own pace, and earn credits quicker.

"prepare"

Because I wanted a place where I could go to school but still prepare for the real world by working.

"reliable"

Because it is more reliable and a great place, also I am a mom and don’t really have an everyday babysitter.

I chose to come to TCS because I recently moved out of my parents house and I needed a school where I didn’t need to get up and go in the morning because my ride wasn’t very reliable and I couldn’t afford the bus trips everyday.

"staff"

The administration and staff made me feel more welcomed here then at ...

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

"subjects"

I came here because I was failing high school because I can’t do multiple subjects at once. This school they can do one on one help with you.

TCS works better for me because I get work at own pace and I’m not getting attacked with five different subjects.

I came to TCS because I work better at my own pace and I like to teach myself in certain subjects.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

"teachers"

The reason why I am here is because when I was at the high school I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it and plus I did not like being bullied or listening to drama. I came here to get good grades, so I can graduate high school.

The reason why I picked TCS is because I get the help I need. The teachers at my old school would just yell if I asked for help. So I’m glad I am graduating from TCS.

There are millions of reasons why I choose TCS. The main reason is because the teachers here want to see me reach my goals in life.

I chose TCS because I want to graduate faster. Also unlike most schools the teachers here help you if you need help.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I like it here! The environment is pretty cool and the teachers actually care about you, unlike some schools.

The thing that makes TCS so great is how all of the teachers actually care about the kids and that really hard to find. Also, the school gives you flexibility with how you learn; to me that makes more sense because nobody learns at the same pace.

I chose TCS because it seemed liked a good working environment, and it is. I really liked meeting with ... and hearing her good words and good things about the school, it encouraged me to come here even more. It’s a good school with amazing staff members. Also, I’m thankful for Mr. ... for helping me and all of the other teachers who help me when I need it. I’m glad I chose TCS.

I like the teachers, they are really nice and willing to help. It is a fun atmosphere.

I like the transportation to school and then teachers are ready to help if I need it.

Teachers speak to me like an adult.

Teachers give me the time and attention I need while at the same time they give me freedom to go on my own.

I got kicked out of my normal school so I gave TCS a try. It has a really good vibe and a really good school. Teachers take the time to get to know me instead of always wanting to yell at me.

The reason I chose Townsend is because it is an easier work environment and is a better way for me to learn.  Also because the school I went to I felt like no one liked me and I could never get the help I needed from my teachers.  While I am here everyone is nice and I can ask anyone for help and they would help me with no problem.

I chose to come to Townsend because I felt like my teachers at ... did not care or did not want to help me.  Also because I am extremely shy around a lot of people and always got picked on because of it.  Townsend makes me feel like I can actually learn everything from my subjects and count on my teachers.

I have more time to study and work and the teachers pay attention to me.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.

I choose TCS because the school is good [and] teachers helps you when you need it.  No matter what they are doing.  It’s hard work but not too bad.  They let me have time instead of rushing you.

"understand"

I transferred from ...  because here they are a lot more helpful and understanding.

I chose TCS because the school is more focused on it’s student’s success then on just getting them ready for their OGT’s like most schools. I love coming once a week because teachers can help me right away. I love TCS because there is no bullying here. I also love it cause I am getting better grades. At TCS teachers explain the work better to me so I can understand it. I love TCS because I can work at my own pace.

I chose TCS because all the teachers are very nice and go out their way to make sure everyone graduates on time or early.  And if you don’t understand something the staff will make sure you understand it.