This year has been my favorite year for academics – Why you may ask? Simple. I joined Freestyle Academy. Freestyle is its own community located on the other side of the Mountain View High Schools back parking lot near Alta Vista and presents many different electives to choose from. These include design, film, and animation, while you take both english and digital media along with one.  Through taking design, digital media, and english, I learned a lot about myself and expanded my interests. From learning how to master different photoshop skills to learning how to make beats to talking about current world issues, freestyle is the place for me. Surrounded in a lively engaged community, it’s hard not to have fun even when your learning, making this a much better fit for many students like me who are art oriented.