Connect with a Connections Academy Parent

Only a parent knows the profound difference our school makes in a child's life, so we make it easy for you to communicate directly with experienced Connections Academy parents. To connect with a parent just fill out the short request form by clicking on Contact This Parent, and you'll be contacted directly by the parent within a week*.

Jane from Gleason Ask me about:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Graduation and beyond
  • Special Education
  • Students with Health Issues
  • Working Parent
Jane from Gleason

Connections Academy parent since 2004
Students in grades 6 and 10, plus one student who graduated from WCA

During the past five years, Jane has watched her sons thrive and excel academically. With Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA), Jane feels confident her children are gaining the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the future.

My husband and I currently have three children enrolled in Wisconsin Connections Academy and are extremely pleased with this program. We have seen other virtual programs, and none can compare to this.

With backgrounds in elementary/special education, my husband and I tried traditional public school and home schooling for a number of years until we discovered Wisconsin Connections Academy. This public school is the perfect fit for our family. With this program, we can be confident that our children are receiving a high-quality education along with the ability to work at their own pace. Wisconsin Connections Academy has qualified, licensed teachers who work with our children throughout their educational journey. Through this school, our boys receive the additional help they need in areas where they experience difficulties and are able to move ahead where they excel.

The teachers communicate with me and my children via WebMail, telephone, field trips, mailings, WKCE testing, and LiveLesson® sessions (a virtual live classroom). The level of communication between our children and their teachers is the very element that allows them to receive the individualized education they need to achieve success in school. I cannot imagine schooling my children any other way. We have been with this program for the past five years, and, during that time, we have watched our children thrive and excel academically.

The best part is that my children have found that learning is fun. With the use of LiveLesson® sessions, virtual whiteboards, video clips, and wonderful science equipment, the children get a "hands-on" approach to learning that is both interactive and exciting. With this program, I finally feel confident that my children are gaining the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the future. Thank you, Wisconsin Connections Academy, for offering the best in educational opportunities!

Cherie from Dodgeville Ask me about:
  • Being a Parent and Learning Coach
  • Managing Multiple Students
  • Students Previously Bullied
  • Students with Health Issues
  • Switching from Homeschooling
  • Time Management
Cherie from Dodgeville

Connections Academy parent since 2008
Student in grade 10

Since enrolling in Connections Academy, Cherie feels as though a weight has been lifted off her shoulders. As a former homeschooling parent, she appreciates that all of the planning is done for her and she loves the engaging and well-written curriculum.

My husband and I have five children and enjoy a lifestyle that demands some flexibility. Homeschooling was an obvious choice for us from the beginning. The amount of time and energy that I needed to keep records, plan, and teach grew with each passing year. While I loved the flexibility we had as a homeschooling family, I knew something had to change. Connections Academy seemed to offer exactly what we were looking for.

Since enrolling in Connections Academy, I feel as though a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. All of the planning is done for me. The curriculum is well-written and engaging. The online programs and LiveLesson® sessions are features that my kids really enjoy. My youngest daughter is thrilled when her papers are returned, covered with colorful stickers and positive, helpful comments. The children are very motivated to do well, and they love the encouraging feedback. Teachers are literally just a phone call away and are very happy to help whenever needed. The schedule is flexible, and we are able to mold it to our lifestyle. I have been so impressed. It is an amazing program. We look forward to many more years with Connections Academy.

Ask me about:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Managing Multiple Students
  • Students with Health Issues
  • Switching from Homeschooling
  • Time Management
Melissa from Beloit

Connections Academy parent since 2008
Students in grades 2, 6, and 10

Melissa’s daughter has been able to move ahead at her own pace and has enjoyed every minute with Wisconsin Connections Academy. Because of her success, Melissa also enrolled her middle child, and soon the youngest will join the ranks.

My children have been enrolled in Wisconsin Connections Academy for two years now, and we have loved every minute! My oldest daughter attended traditional school for three years and did very well, but we could see that she needed additional challenge.

We were so excited to learn about Connections Academy. My daughter has enjoyed every minute of her schooling at WCA. She has been able to move ahead at her own pace, and she has never been a happier child. Since her schooling had gone so well, we enrolled our middle child, and soon our youngest will join the ranks. We can’t even tell you all the benefits we have reaped from having our girls enrolled with this program. From the helpful teachers and support staff, to the easy-to-understand lesson plans, up-to-date curriculum, and LiveLesson® sessions this school has really been a perfect fit for our family and our ever-changing schedule. I would tell any parent who is considering this program to give it a try, because we did, and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Thanks, Connections Academy!

Katey from Merrimac Ask me about:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Managing Multiple Students
  • Socialization and Community
  • Switching from a Brick-and-Mortar School
  • Time Management
Katey from Merrimac

Connections Academy parent since 2009
Students in grades 1, 3, and 5

As an advocate for involving parents as partners in education, Katey loves that Wisconsin Connections Academy provides the perfect environment and opportunity for students to receive personalized education and learn at their own pace.

My husband and I have four children, two of whom are currently enrolled in Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA). My daughter is in fifth grade, and my son is in kindergarten. This is our first year with WCA, and the transition from a brick-and-mortar to virtual schooling has been challenging at times, but well worth the effort. Virtual school has made education a family affair at our house. Together, we have been able to identify and fill gaps in our children’s education, target problem areas, and build on each child’s individual strengths. In addition, we are all enjoying the opportunity to learn together! For example, both WCA students are taking Spanish, but our 3-year-old watches and listens, and he has picked up a number of Spanish words from his older brother and sister. Because the whole family is involved in schooling, everyone, even our two youngest children, has the opportunity to participate in lessons and learning activities throughout the day. My son and daughter are able to work at their own pace, and both are excelling—my son recently advanced to first-grade math… VERY rewarding!

For me, being a Learning Coach for WCA is extremely rewarding and brings home all the effort I put into volunteering for our local school district. Prior to enrolling my children in WCA, I spent the last four years as a fierce advocate for involving parents as partners in education in our district. From launching a 4-year-old kindergartener program to creating, developing, and shaping the focus of a public K–5 charter school, my common themes for improving educational delivery have been employing hands-on learning methods and finding effective ways to involve parents in education. These ideals became the cornerstone of the vision for our district’s charter school.

While I was working on implementing the vision, I came to realize that virtual schools provide the perfect environment and opportunity for students to receive personalized education and learn at their own pace. There is simply no comparison. The curriculum is fantastic and, given my hectic schedule, our having the assistance of pre-planned lessons is such an advantage. It gives me the time and opportunity to supplement the curriculum with additional learning material and mechanisms, adding a personal touch to my children’s education. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity we have with Wisconsin Connections Academy!

* Please keep in mind that this service is provided by Connections Academy parent volunteers, and their Learning Coach activities may prevent them from replying immediately to your request.