Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The focus issue addressed in this Capstone Protect is on the academic and mental health challenges students faced due to distance learning. This is important because a students’ academic performance and mental health status are very important in becoming strong and well adjusted? individuals. An evidence based argument offered is that having stable and reliable internet access plays a key role in a student’s academic performance. The three primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were two parents, one parent teacher, and three students because considerations of the issue should include the perspectives of the ones affected by this transition and from those that have witnessed the pros and cons of distance learning. Three action options that emerged from an analysis of the data were allowing more access to resources, hiring a school psychologist, and providing more engaging lessons. Providing more engaging lessons is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goals of keeping students motivated, achieving academically, and their mental health from declining.