5.21.13 – Zach Veach will remember this month as a milestone point in his life where he made his IMS debut with the Firestone Indy Lights, and crossed the K12 finish line becoming a high school graduate.
At the age of 12, Veach joined many others who sought K12 as an alternate path for an education and enrolled at K12.com, the number one choice in K12 online education programs in America. As a full-time racer and having a more hectic schedule than the average teenager, Zach found that the K12 program allowed him the opportunity to continue his dream career while receiving a world class education at a pace suitable for his fast-paced life.
“K12 means dreams coming true. Not just for me, but all of the other students in the program. Working with the staff and the teachers here, you see very quickly, K12 is all about helping the students, and the families succeed,” said Veach. “K12 allows the students to learn on a schedule that best fits their needs from anywhere in the world.”
After learning about what the K12 online program had to offer, Zach began home schooling in the sixth grade and continued through his senior year of high school. Within weeks of enrollment, he knew that making the switch was the correct decision. The most outstanding factor for Zach was being surrounded by positive likeminded people who supported him not only as a student, but for his racing career as well.
“Even if I wasn’t representing them, my experience with K12 has been above and beyond,” said Zach. “The teachers in the virtually academies are truly there for the students – I couldn’t have asked for a better program.”
Zach now finds two monumental moments in his life fast approaching. After making his Firestone Indy Lights debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Freedom 100, Zach will join his fellow students in receiving his high school diploma for completing the K12 curriculum. Zach’s goal of graduating high school while pursuing a career in open-wheel racing will soon come true.
Zach will pit his skills against the up and coming drivers of Firestone Indy Lights during Friday’s Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The full race broadcast can be seen on NBC Sports Network, live at 12 p.m. ET.