Hi, my name is J and I am in my freshman year at Pride School Atlanta. I have been attending this school since the first day back in august, and come for schooling five days a week. Although my first semester started out slowly, as we were still figuring things out, I have learned so much. I’ve been taking American Sign Language (ASL) classes as my foreign language, and have become quite proficient at signing, this is an experience I don't believe I would have had in normal public schools. Aside from academics I have had a space to express myself freely and make friends in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Since attending Pride School, I have been able to try and figure myself out openly, and through that process become more confident in who I am as a person.