What is Connections Academy?
The Virtual Education
Connections Academy schools are tuition-free online public schools for students in grades K–12. Most Connections Academy-supported schools are accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies.
The Online School Experience
We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. We help students develop pathways to that success by building on their individual strengths and interests in an online setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.
We know that a great education doesn’t have to take place in a classroom. It’s about personalized attention and connections—between teachers and students, parents and teachers, and students and their peers. And when students, families, and staff work together as a community, it gives students all the tools they need to reach their goals.
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Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:
Free Online Education, Outstanding Curriculum
At Connections Academy, students receive a great public education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. The courses meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.
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Exceptional K–12 Teachers
The teachers are the foundation of the Connections Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Connections Academy teachers are drawn to virtual schools because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.
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Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a safe, nurturing environment. We call our individualized approach Personalized Performance Learning
®. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. Our approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.
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Parent-Supported Online Learning
When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the program.
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Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus
®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!
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Socialization, Community, and Friendships
Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson
® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And for those students who want to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Connections Academy or through Connections Academy’s clubs, the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for those, too!
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