"I always admired my teachers, especially in high school. They supported my classmates and me by working with us after school, attending school events, coaching our sports teams, etc. While I did not initially go to college to become a teacher, I decided to go back to school to pursue mathematics education after working in the corporate environment for a couple years. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my high school teachers and instill excitement for math in my students.
At Colorado Connections Academy I am able to customize students’ learning and courses to meet their individual needs while still meeting the state standards and graduation requirements. I can identify their strengths and weaknesses by talking to them one-on-one through real-time online sessions, Webmail, and phone calls. I feel that I get to know my students and their families on a more personal level than I would in a traditional classroom setting. I am also able to attend more events such as school picnics and field trips, where I learn about my students’ interests and hobbies.
Colorado Connections Academy offers many courses that may not be offered at a bricks-and-mortar school. Some of our electives really cater to the interests of students, so they can see if it is a career or field they wish to pursue after high school. Many post-secondary schools, programs, and careers are moving towards an online environment or will require technical skills. Our students become proficient in communicating and working online.