Planning Tools

The Connections Academy personalized student planner shows a student's schedule of upcoming lessons and activities on one convenient page. Learning Coaches can manage this web-based calendar for the entire family or just for an individual student. The planner can be viewed in a detailed day view or the more general month-at-a-glance view.

The activities listed on the custom planner are linked to allow you to view details of an event or the content of a lesson. Events that are entered on the family calendar will appear on the planners for all students in the family. The parent can use this feature to prevent lessons from being scheduled at those times.

The planner is fully customizable for students in grades K–8. Learning Coaches can determine when they want courses to begin and when they want lessons to be scheduled. For example, a family may plan a weeklong educational vacation. With the planner, the Learning Coach can indicate that those days should not have scheduled lessons. Lessons will begin again on the next available workday. The Learning Coach then may decide to schedule extra lessons for the following week before returning to a normal schedule.

Once in high school, it is important for students to move along in their studies at roughly the same pace as others within a section. A high school student’s online planner reflects this with a set schedule that is followed. Flexibility remains in the order and time that lessons are completed each day.

The attendance tool allows Learning Coaches to enter and review attendance for all of their students with only a few mouse clicks.

Learn About Connexus

Connexus is the online engine that makes learning at Connections Academy possible. At home or wherever the Internet is accessible, this user-friendly online education management system connects students with their lessons, teachers, and a wide range of educational resources.