I am able to connect to my son’s teachers via the WebMail system, and if I have questions or concerns, I also don’t hesitate to call. I have better access to and communication with his teachers in Connections Academy than I did in a traditional bricks-and-mortar school.
My son’s favorite subject is history. Since he is a high-schooler, he does not really need my help; however, I love how he shares his knowledge with me and how he shares his knowledge with others in LiveLesson® sessions. I also love that I can be involved in his education and look at the lessons he is doing and help him if he has questions in understanding the expectations of a lesson. We also love the ability to go back and listen again to recorded lessons or redo lessons if he does not perform well or did not understand the material as well as what he thought he had.
My son has many interests outside of school; he loves learning about and exploring our new community and spending time with family whom we now live near. He does not have difficulty managing his schedule outside of school and stays connected to friends through social media or online gaming. He is still figuring out his dream, but Connections Academy has helped my son with his education plan, has provided a wealth of resource information, and has encouraged him to continue to think outside of the traditional box.
I love that Connections Academy provides a positive educational opportunity for students who do not conform or learn well via the methods that are set up to teach the masses and not the individual. ALCA is so much healthier, more positive, and safer, and his self-esteem and grades have improved significantly. In addition, it is much more conducive to his learning style. My son has found his passion and excitement fort learning by being a student in the Connections Academy system.”