Sarah Hunter is the mother and Learning Coach of two students at Iowa Connections Academy (IACA). With one special-needs child and one in Gifted and Talented courses, Sarah appreciates how the flexibility of the Connections Academy program enables her to ensure both children’s needs are met. She tells her story below.
“My children have very different requirements. My youngest son is in special education, and my older son is taking Gifted and Talented classes. Each one has his own way of doing things.
With Iowa Connections Academy, we can arrange our schedule to include school, everyone’s special appointments, and everyday life. I am able to work around school time with meetings, housework, errands, and anything else we have to do. The online calendar helps me plan around everyone’s schedule week-to-week.
My special-needs child has therapy three times per week, as well as other functions weekly. I am able to schedule LiveLesson® sessions, therapies and all other functions around each other. The flexible scheduling makes everything so easy.
My oldest son is in Gifted and Talented classes, and he has made up his own daily schedule. During the week, he gets up at 5:00 a.m. and starts his schoolwork. He stops for a quick break for meals and then gets back to work. Most days, he is done at lunch or a bit after, and he makes the time for all LiveLesson sessions.”
What I like best about Iowa Connections Academy is that my kids can work at their own paces. They can also plan their schedules so they do schoolwork when they are at their best. This makes all the difference in the world.