• 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. . .

• The reason why I am here is because, when I was at [previous school], I always got harassed and when I told the teachers they did nothing about it. 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.

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

• 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 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.

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

• 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.

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

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

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

• You can work at your pace.

• Because I can be me.

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

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

• I chose TCS because the school is more focused on its students’ success then on just getting them ready for their OGTs 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 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.

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

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

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

• I chose TCS because I like the one subject at a time, and I like coming to the school.

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

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

• To stay on track while fighting cancer.

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

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

• I chose TCS to catch up on my credits.

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

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

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

• 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 want my diploma.

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

• To finish high school this year.

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

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

• Teachers speak to me like an adult.

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

• TCS is my second chance at succeeding.

• TCS makes me feel important.

• I feel smarter because of the Learning Center atmosphere.

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

• It lets me work while going to school, I have to work!

• If I make a mistake I am not criticized.

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

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

• I get a warm meal and it may be my only one for the day.

• Why not? It is awesome!

• 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 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 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 I was getting bullied at regular school and my grades were dropping.

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

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

• To graduate early and find a job that suits me.

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

• I wanted to work morning shifts while being in school.

• I wanted to finish quicker.

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

• 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 didn't like the school I was at and it's easier for me to work at my own pace and less distractions

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

• 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.

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

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

• 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.

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

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

• I have a daughter and my fiancé works. I'm [a] stay at home daddy.

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

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

• Because I [did not like my previous school], because they kept on suspending me.

• I had a kid, that's why.

• 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 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.

• 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 mom’s friend told me about TCS, that’s why I signed up.

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

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

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

• My girlfriend goes to TCS and they really liked it.

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

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

• I was getting suspended from ... and they suggested I come to TCS.

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

• My mom thought it would be a good place for me.

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

• I was pregnant at a young age it’s easier to raise my baby only going to school twice a week.

• 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 got into a fight on the bus and I left that school and tried getting into [eschool] but they took like 3 weeks before they even replied back to my parents so I decided to go here.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• So I could get a job.

• 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.

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

• 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.

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

• I have come to Townsend for truancy trouble.

• 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 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.

• It was the best schooling option for me.

• 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.

• Because I don’t like regular school and I was getting into too much trouble in regular schools.

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

• 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.

• To be able to have an easier way to work & still do school.

• It seemed like a good choice.

• Because someone told me about the school and it was a great school.

• To graduate faster and one-on-one teaching.

• Townsend School lets you work at your own pace and I really enjoy the teachers kindness.

• Because they offer me a chance to get my high school diploma with the 22+ program.