Online education can strengthen family ties and provide the individual attention children need to thrive, but getting started can be a big change for parents. That's why Connections Academy offers a robust assortment of orientation activities and resources. Our onboarding program helps ensure that every family receives the support and tools they need to effectively transition to online school.
Our brief online orientation program is designed to familiarize new Connections Academy families with how virtual school works. Recorded training sessions for both parents and students are available at your convenience, 24/7.
Learning from Virtual School Parent Experts
A series of live online Parent-to-Parent Orientations connects new families to experienced virtual school parents. New parents can learn more about being Learning Coaches, absorb parent-tested tips for daily routines and organization, and watch a guided tour of the education management system. They can also ask questions!
Resources for New Families
Prepare for Success, a special resource collection specifically for new families, offers a wealth of online resources and reference materials to familiarize you with our online school program and how it works. You'll also find links to our blog, Virtual Learning Connections, and to exciting learning activities.
Support When It's Needed
Families have access to our searchable online help system, available 24/7. The Learning Coach can also call a toll-free number to speak with a Connections Academy technical support representative for assistance with installation and troubleshooting. And, naturally, support and encouragement is available from your child's teacher and other school staff.