Christian Dookie found out about Acceleration Academy through his mother's coworker. Christian says that Acceleration Academy has been different from a traditional school because he was able to pace himself while working through the classes and didn't have to worry about a deadline. He also appreciated the fact that he was able to work on the content at his own pace while working one on one with the content coaches. Some of the challenges Christian has faced are based around social anxiety, which made it difficult for him to work in a large group of people. For him, Acceleration Academy has been a "stress free zone", one that helped him earn his diploma in an environment that helped him work independently. He attributes his success to the knowledgeable content coaches and helpful staff who helped motivate him without adding too much pressure.
Christian plans on getting a job to help fund his dreams of going to college. His advice to students considering the program is " Its a good place to pace yourself so you're not stressed about anything; but at the same time try not to procrastinate. Your goal is to graduate!"