Who Benefits from Online Education?
With the ability to
personalize education in many ways, Connections Academy helps all kinds of students succeed in online learning. Students’ personalities, interests, and reasons for attending an online school are as unique and varied as they are. But no matter what brings them to our program, we believe that all students perform better when they receive individualized attention.
Connections Academy students develop confidence, learn new skills, and go on to achieve great things personally and professionally. Below are a few descriptions of students who have found success in virtual schooling:
Students Who Are Motivated to Chart Their Own Path to the Future
At Connections Academy online schools, we nurture and challenge students to help them achieve their highest potential. Students find that Connections Academy provides them with a foundation of academic excellence along with the flexibility to layer in exploration, personal interests, new experiences, and passions. This approach, combined with a personalized learning plan, helps students identify their interests, strengths, and goals for the future.
Students Who Want a Rigorous Academic Curriculum to Prepare for College
Over the past 12 years, we have developed, tested, and refined the Connections Academy curriculum to ensure that it meets national and state standards. Our high-quality curriculum offers Gifted, Honors, and Advanced Placement® (AP)® courses where specially trained teachers customize lessons to provide appropriate levels of challenge, complexity, and depth.
Students Seeking a Welcoming and Inclusive Educational Community
We believe that a student learns best as part of an inclusive and welcoming community of teachers, parents, and other students—all working together to chart a path to student success. At Connections Academy, students are celebrated for who they are and are challenged to learn, create, and grow every day.
Students with a Strong Support System that Values Education
One of the hallmarks of our program is parental involvement. A parent or other trusted adult helps keep students motivated and on track, and communicates regularly with teachers. This active support helps students flourish. And, many Connections Academy families tell us that participating in their students’ educational process and sharing more time together can make virtual school very rewarding.
Students Who Like the Ability to Learn from Home or in Various Locations
At Connections Academy, students can learn anywhere, anytime; all they need is a computer and connection to the Internet. This approach gives families flexibility to schedule school wherever they are, at times that work best for their schedule. Some coursework and LiveLesson® sessions do need to take place at fixed times. In addition, each state has set requirements regarding the minimum required hours of instruction. But, with Connections Academy, there is greater flexibility in how and where you spend those hours. This combination of structure and flexibility ensures that students have time to master their studies and connect with what is important to them.
Students Who Need Scheduling Flexibility to Pursue Other Interests
Connections Academy can be a wonderful alternative to traditional schooling when it comes to accommodating schedules of students who are pursuing other interests such as performing arts or athletics. With greater scheduling flexibility and the ability to work from home or on the road, young athletes and performing artists can get a high-quality education from Connections Academy while they pursue their dreams.
Students Seeking an Alternative
A traditional school isn’t the right fit for every student, and now it doesn’t have to be. While reasons for this vary, some students and their families realize that the classroom simply does not work well for them. Connections Academy online school provides a high-quality, personalized education at home that can be customized to help each student reach his or her highest potential.
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Previously Homeschooled Students
Connections Academy is a great alternative to homeschooling for students in grades K–12. A free online public school allows your child to continue growing and learning at home while benefiting from online courses taught by dedicated, highly qualified teachers.
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Previously Bullied Students
Attending school from home enables previously bullied children to focus on learning in a safe environment—without fear of intimidation, embarrassment, or injury.
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The high-quality curriculum offers Gifted, Honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Specially trained teachers customize lessons to provide appropriate levels of challenge, complexity, and depth.
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Students Struggling in Brick-and-Mortar Schools
By attending school from home using Connections Academy’s proven curriculum, children can learn at their own pace. Caring, certified teachers develop a personalized learning plan to help each student achieve his or her highest potential.
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Students Overcoming Health Conditions
For a student with ongoing medical concerns, attending a traditional school may make it hard to manage his or her health. Many families have found Connections Academy to be a great solution.
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Students in Performing Arts
Connections Academy can be a wonderful alternative to traditional schooling when it comes to accommodating a schedule that may include lessons, auditions, rehearsals, performances, and frequent travel.
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With greater scheduling flexibility and the ability to work from home or on the road, young athletes can get a high-quality education from Connections Academy while they pursue their dreams!
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Meet More Virtual School Students and Families
To meet more remarkable students and their families, be sure to visit the website for your state’s Connections Academy school.
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