Overcoming Challenges

When anxiety was getting in the way of her education, Kate knew it was time for a change of schools.

Kate Nissen


Fusion Austin

How Long She Attended Fusion

All four years of high school

Kate has struggled with anxiety her entire life. She also has to constantly manage her Type 1 Diabetes.

She started at Fusion Academy Austin her freshman year.

“You can come to your teachers as a mentor, as someone who can give you legitimate guidance.”- Kate

Beyond learning in the one-to-one environment, Kate appreciated how teachers are there for you, no matter what you're going through.

“Kate was one of my first students here. She is so bright, so smart, and so creative.” – Kelsey Johnson, Kate's teacher/mentor

Kate graduated from Fusion Academy Austin in May of 2019.

“Back when I was a freshman, I didn't even know if I was going to graduate high school....but hey, I'm here now...things are possible” – Kate

92 %

of students say they feel listened to and treated with respect by their teachers, compared to 42% at their previous school.

95 %

of students are confident in their ability to learn course material, compared to 59% at their last school.

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