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Oklahoma Connections Academy Enrollment Now Open for 2013–14 School Year

-- Tuition-free K–12 Online Public School to Host Information Sessions for Families Considering Full-time Virtual School  --

BARTLESVILLE, OK (January 11, 2013) Oklahoma Connections Academy, a K–12 tuition-free virtual public school, is now holding open enrollment for the 2013–14 school year. Oklahoma Connections Academy, which operates in partnership with Copan Public Schools, provides an innovative, high-quality, highly accountable K–12 online education options.

Enrollment for the 2013–14 school year will be open through March 31, 2013. Families with students wishing to attend Oklahoma Connections Academy in the 2012–13 school year will need to submit an Open Transfer Application.

Now in its second year, Oklahoma Connections Academy serves more than 510 students throughout the state. The online education model provides a customized learning approach that gives each student individual instruction based on his or her skill level. Oklahoma Connections Academy combines state-certified teachers with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Students have the ability to modify their learning style to meet their personal education needs.

Oklahoma Connections Academy will host free information sessions throughout the state for students and parents to learn more about the online program. Information sessions provide an opportunity for families to meet with Connections Academy teachers and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerate learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology.

“The virtual education model opens a door of opportunity for students looking for a new way to learn, students living in rural areas, as well as students who would benefit from a flexible school schedule,” said Tammy Shepherd, principal of Oklahoma Connections Academy. “We look forward to extending our individualized approach to students across the state and helping each student maximize his or her potential in the 2013–14 school year.”

Open enrollment for the 2013–14 school year closes March 31, 2013. After March 31 students can only enroll using an Emergency Transfer form. For more information on Oklahoma Connections Academy open enrollment and upcoming information sessions, visit the Oklahoma Connections Academy website.

About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. In the 2011–12 school year, Connections Academy supports schools in 22 states via 24  virtual public schools. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, National Connections Academy. Schools supported by Connections Academy offer grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO) www.Pearson.com.