Elementary School Student
Parker is an elementary school student at Indiana Connections Academy. Parker enjoys attending online school because of
the safe learning environment. Learn more about Parker below.
Choosing a Safe Environment
Parker's decision to attend Indiana Connections Academy came after a bad year at a brick-and-mortar school due to
something, unfortunately, many kids face. "I was being bullied at my old school, and my mom asked me if I wanted to
attend school from home, and I said yes," Parker said. Parker loves that through Indiana Connections Academy, she gets
to meet new people all over the state and is always able to get the academic help and support she needs.
The Online Elementary School Experience
Parker is only in her second year at Indiana Connections Academy, but the school and teachers have already made big
difference. When asked if any teacher has made a significant impact, Parker answered, "Mrs. Long, who was my teacher for
first grade and my first year at Indiana Connections Academy. She helped me feel special after a bad year at a
Parker's mother, Seleste, mentioned that after Parker started attending Indiana Connections Academy, Parker felt that
she finally belonged somewhere. "I can say as a mother, I have seen my child grow as a person," Seleste said. "We love
the teachers and staff. We may not see them in person, but we feel more care for [them] than we did at our local school
system. Parker can work on things she wants to work on at her speed, and she doesn't feel rushed. She also can work on
non-school things like art. She loves to draw and paint. When I signed her up for Indiana Connections Academy, my mother
was a bit worried, but now she brags at how amazing her granddaughter is succeeding at Indiana Connections Academy and
how it was the best choice."
I can say as a mother, I have seen my child grow as a person.
— Parker's Mom, Seleste