Nathaniel Janssen posing outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Nathaniel Janssen posing outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

The One Class Wonder!

Formerly an every-hour student, Nathaniel Janssen has miraculously opened his schedule so much that he has only one class per day, but how?

November 6, 2022

Nathaniel Janssen is a student and scholar at New Ulm High School, but he only takes one class at the school: how is this possible? The answer is simple. Nathaniel takes PSEO classes, but what does he do with all the free time created by only taking one class?

Nathaniel posing at his battle station constructed of 3 computers and a wheely chair where he is attacking his homework!

A regular school day for Nathaniel consists of waking up at 10 am, brushing his teeth, showering, and then enjoying lunch. Due to Nathaniel’s fee time, he can make whatever he desires for lunch. Nathaniel has made pasta, steak, chicken, burgers, and french toast already this year. After he finishes lunch Nathaniel goes to school, where he attends journalism, and then goes home, to the battle station. Once at the battle station, Nathaniel does his online classes or plays video games depending on how he is feeling! Later he attends after-school activities such as soccer, tennis, or knowledge bowl. After his school activities, Nathaniel enjoys dinner. Then he finishes up any classwork he has left or relaxes and reads a book or watches a movie for the rest of the night. Then he falls asleep at around 11 pm and repeats the day again tomorrow.

Nathaniel only being in one class works well for him because he is an active member of the community. Nathaniel has recently been to Washington, D.C., for FCCLA and plans to visit many other places in the U.S. Nathaniel has already missed five days of school but will miss many more. “Missing school is not an issue for me; the opportunities I gain by missing school are very rewarding,” said Nathaniel.




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