Senior publishes writing, explores photography while focusing on learning

Nicholas Jose Tenuto has always been interested in math and writing, and aspires to mix art and business. His poetry has been published in Young American Poetry Digest,  and he is writing his first novel, Lound. Nicholas is also a columnist for the official CBS Star Trek website, where he writes regularly about the teen perspective on the classic hit series. 

Nicholas loves nostalgia television from the 1960s-1980s. He attends pop-culture conventions and has had the opportunity to meet many of his favorite celebrities, including Star Wars legends, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).

[I chose to attend] an online high school because I wanted my education to be focused on learning and I did not find that in my traditional school setting."

Nicholas Jose Tenuto, IU High School Senior
Photo titled "Three Ladders" by Nicholas Jose Tenuto was an Illinois State Finalist in the PTA Reflections Art Competition
Nicholas Jose Tenuto meets Dee Williams (Lando) from Star Wars.
Nicholas Jose Tenuto meets Star Wars legend, Carrie Fisher
Nicholas Jose Tenuto wins Presidential Award for Academic Excellence

Why Nicholas chose IU High School

When asked what made him choose IU High School, Nicholas said:

"IU High School was my first choice because I liked the flexibility of the program, the variety of classes offered, the practical nature of the classes, and the support and feedback given by teachers."

Nicholas' advice for prospective students

When asked what advice he would give to students considering attending IU High School, Nicholas said:

"For a new student starting IU High School, I would recommend three things. First, make a schedule for yourself each semester and stick to it. Second, plan ahead while choosing classes, thinking of what is needed each year. Third, take classes that interest you."