After being bullied in middle school, Kalona Pence decided to enroll in K12 partner school iQ Academy Kansas. In addition to escaping bullying, there was another big perk to being in an online school: the opportunity to pursue her Christian music.
Kalona is definitely an up-and-coming Christian artist. She has been singing since she was little and has now written about 160 songs. She released five on her CD last June and has just released another single, “Better Days.” Her most famous song, “Whisper Loud,” has been played on over 232 radio stations across the country.
Being in an online school has allowed Kalona to have the time to write and perform her music. She praises her teachers for being understanding and willing to work with her—day or night—to help her catch up or plan for the week.