Chloe performs in “Crazy for You”, a Gershwin musical. Photo courtesy of the Orbit Arts Academy
An entire stadium of energized baseball fans will be abuzz as Georgia Cyber Academy 11th grader Chloe McSwain performs the National Anthem at an Atlanta Braves game on July 15th! Chloe is well-prepared, as she sang a gorgeous rendition of the song at last month’s graduation.
“GCA’s graduation was the first time Chloe actually sang the National Anthem for a large crowd and it was extremely well-received,” said her mother, Tiffany McSwain. “Chloe also got to meet GCA’s Head of School, Matt Arkin, and the Lt. Governor of Georgia, Casey Cagle, who delivered commencement remarks.”
Chloe knew back in the third grade that a traditional brick and mortar school wasn’t the right fit. She and Tiffany agreed Chloe needed an alternative option so she could focus on academics while still being able to pursue her performing arts passion. Chloe began school with GCA in the 4th grade.
In order to reach her goal of being admitted into a performing arts academy following high school, Chloe must be accepted both academically and musically. For this reason, Chloe must be accomplished in both academics and art. She needs to strike a careful balance between both. This makes online schooling an outstanding option.
“GCA’s curriculum is challenging and quite interesting,” Chloe said. “My favorite subject by far is British Literature because I love to read!” In addition to British Literature, Chloe completed Geography, Algebra, Physical Science, and Spanish courses this year.
Chloe is taking the stage yet again this week as she participates in the Broadway Dreams Foundation summer intensive camp. This nonprofit program allows aspiring performers to work alongside Broadway professionals for one week.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to learn from these brilliant professionals who are working successfully in the type of career I hope to have myself one day!” Chloe said.