Ella Kennedy is a middle school student at Arkansas Connections Academy. Online school works well for Ella because it
gives her the flexibility to do schoolwork on her own schedule. Her story is below:
“My friend told me about the program and it sounded like it would work well with my schedule. I checked it out and liked
the way the program was set up! Connections Academy® gives me the flexibility to do my schoolwork on my own schedule. I
train over 20 hours a week for gymnastics and travel all over the country for meets. Connections Academy allows me to do
my work on weekends, late afternoons, or nights if I need to.
“My favorite subject is health/PE. The health courses are interesting to me. All of my teachers are very nice and
helpful. If I have a problem or question, I can call them. They are always willing to help me.
What I like most about Connections Academy is the flexibility to do my work at my own pace.
“My passion is gymnastics and hanging out with friends. To manage my schedule around these interests, I do some work on
the weekends if I missed a lesson or get behind. We also have time on breaks or at the end of the semester to finish the
lessons. Connections Academy is more flexible with my schedule. If I have a test, I can take it when I feel ready, even
if it’s on the weekend.
“I stay in touch with friends by swimming, watching movies, going to our youth meetings at church, and traveling with my
gymnastics friends. I see my gymnastics friends every day. I have friends at church in my youth group that I meet with