K–12 Online Public School from Home

Deciding to homeschool your child is a big commitment. As a homeschooling parent, you develop lesson plans. You grade homework and tests. You teach. Ultimately, you are dedicated to and responsible for your child’s education. What if you could have the benefits and personal involvement of homeschooling without bearing all of the responsibility yourself?

Online Virtual Home Schooling is a Great Option for Many Families.

Connections Academy®—supported schools are tuition-free online public schools for students in grades K–12. Students learn from exceptional teachers using professionally developed curriculum, all from the comfort of your own home—and on your schedule.

What’s the Difference Between Homeschool and Online Public Schools?

Many parents confuse virtual school with homeschooling. It’s understandable. Both methods involve learning from home. Both methods accommodate flexible schedules. Both methods require personal involvement from parents. Yet, there are key differences that can make an online public school an excellent alternative to homeschooling for students in grades K–12.

With homeschooling, the parent serves as the child’s teacher for all subjects. He or she researches the curriculum, develops the assignments, and grades all student work.

At an online public school, certified teachers develop a personalized learning plan for each student, and periodically meet with students for real-time instruction in the virtual classroom. They also grade assignments and provide ongoing feedback to students by phone and email.

Many home schooled students are required to take the GED exam to earn a credential recognized in higher education or by the workforce. Students graduating from a Connections Academy-supported virtual school can earn an official high school diploma without this extra step, and are well prepared for college, career, and life.

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Is an Online Public School from Home Right for Your Family?

Connections Academy-supported schools allow your child the flexibility of learning at home, while benefitting from online courses taught by dedicated, certified teachers.

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