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Michele Omvig

Michele and her sons

Michele Omvig is a busy mom and Learning Coach of two teenage students at Iowa Connections Academy (IACA). Previously homeschoolers, the Omvig family needed another educational method when economic pressures forced Michele to start working part time. They found Connections Academy to be the ideal solution for their situation. Michele shares their story below.

“Our boys were previously homeschooled. Then our financial situation changed, and I had to take a part-time job. I quickly realized that I could not be two places at once. Multiple family members mentioned Connections Academy as a solution, and I am so thankful they did.

Now, even if I have to be at work, I can log on and see what assignments the boys have. At a glance, we can look at their schoolwork for the week and decide which assignments they will need my help with, and which they can complete on their own.

With IACA, we are not limited to normal bricks-and-mortar school hours. We can work on school on a weekend or an evening, whenever we have time. My children often like to start on their classes before 7:00 a.m. so they can be done early and have free time. The teachers are so easy to work with and are available via email or phone. I love that grades are updated nightly so I can track how my children are doing.

For our family, this has been a wonderful way to transition from homeschooling. I really appreciate the flexibility that Connections Academy offers.”

The IACA teachers are so easy to work with and are available via email or phone. I love that grades are updated nightly so I can track how my children are doing.
— Michele