Colorado Online School Reviews and Results

Colorado Connections Academy meets rigorous state, regional, and national standards for academic excellence.

Our accreditations and proven measures of success include:

Awards:

  • Colorado Connections Academy's current Principal, Chaille Hymes was awarded the first Online Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Department of Education in 2008.
  • Colorado Connections Academy teacher, Peggy Barnholt, was named Online Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Department of Education in 2010.
  • Colorado Connections Academy teacher, Justin Siddall, won the Outstanding Online Teacher Recognition award from the Colorado Department of Education in 2012.

Parents Give Stellar Colorado Connections Academy Reviews

Each year, we survey Colorado Connections Academy parents to get their feedback on our program and help identify what we’re doing well and how we can improve. In our Colorado online school reviews, parents evaluate the school on a number of criteria including student progress, teacher support, and quality of the curriculum. Here's what parents had to say about the program.

Colorado Connections Academy
2014 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

95%
of parents agree
that the curriculum
is high quality.

94%
of parents
agree their 
children are satisfied with the program.

96%
of parents are
satisfied with
teachers' helpfulness.

92%
of parents
are satisfied
with the variety of learning activities.

92%
of parents
would
recommend

Connections Academy to other families.

92%
of parents
agree that our technology
tools improve their child's learning experience.

Based on a survey of Connections Academy families conducted in February 2014
by Leo J. Shapiro and Associates.

Personal Success Stories

Each week, Connections Academy hears from students, parents, and teachers, sharing powerful stories of daily victories and growing self-confidence. These are highlights of just a few:

  • The military father stationed in the Middle East who is now able to take part in his child’s education through our Learning Management System accessed over the Internet.
  • The fifth-grader who was bullied and underperforming at his former school but is now thriving emotionally and academically as he learns at home.
  • The “I can’t do this” brothers who hated their former school but who now shout “Look at me! I can read!” after enrolling in Connections Academy.
  • The math-hating sixth-grader who completed two years of math in one year with the skilled help of a Connections Academy teacher.
  • The father who gained the tools and confidence to take control of his son’s education when his wife was diagnosed with cancer.
  • The many other families who are thankful to find a high-quality education at their door.