THE PART YOU PLAY
WHAT TO EXPECT
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Your Role in Online Elementary School

For Arkansas Connections Academy children in grades K-5, Learning Coaches play an important part in everyday learning. You should expect to:

  • Schedule your child’s day with school activities and breaks
  • Spend about 5 hours a day overseeing schoolwork
  • Lend a hand with online school lessons and regularly connect with your child’s teacher
  • Help make sure your child is understanding their lessons and progressing
  • Celebrate their achievements and encourage them to keep going
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Your Role in Online Middle School

For Arkansas Connections Academy children in grades 6-8, Learning Coaches take a step back. As in most middle schools, your child will work with subject-specific teachers as they gain independence alongside knowledge. As their Learning Coach, you should expect to:

  • Spend 2-3 hours a day overseeing schoolwork
  • Lend a hand with some lessons
  • Check to make sure your child is understanding what they’re learning and keeping their grades up
  • Communicate one-on-one with teachers on a regular basis
  • Connect your child to their teacher when needed
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Your Role in Online High School

For Arkansas Connections Academy children in grades 9-12, Learning Coaches give their children plenty of freedom to work independently and gain the resilience they’ll need to succeed in adulthood. As your child’s Learning Coach, you should expect to:

  • Spend 1 to 2 hours a day overseeing schoolwork
  • Double-check to make sure your child is completing their assignments
  • Connect your child to their teacher when needed
  • Attend regular teacher conferences
RESOURCES
COMMUNITY

Connecting on the Local Level

Whether you live in one of the many small towns or big cities of Arkansas, your local community is a part of who you are. And that makes it a part of who we are too. All across the state, our community coordinators, Learning Coaches and students come together to volunteer and participate in community events. It’s a great way to be a part of your local community and your online school community.

Parents, in particular, perform a very important role, as they often play the role of the Learning Coach, keeping the student on track and regularly communicating with teachers.

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