Family Support Programs

After carefully researching the factors that contribute to success in virtual schooling, Connections Academy developed a three-part family support program. This unique foundation of support sets Connections Academy apart—and helps make the learning experience more engaging and rewarding for students and families:

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Get Started!

A robust onboarding program that helps new families begin virtual school strong:

  • Orientation courses for both students and parents
  • Prepare for Success website – a site with a collection of helpful resources for newly enrolled families
  • Learning Coach Success Series – online sessions where experienced Connections Academy parents share their insights and give pointers, and new families can ask questions
  • Welcome phone calls from teachers
  • Summer Connections – an opportunity for newly enrolled students to take part in Connections Academy summer clubs and activities before the school year begins
  • Improvements to student and parent home pages in the learning management system
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Get Coaching!

An area where new Learning Coaches can learn more about their roles and responsibilities:

  • Learning Coach Central – a hub of resources and quick links in our learning management system specifically designed for new Learning Coaches
  • Learning Coach Resource Sessions – live online sessions throughout the year that help parents and caretakers become successful Learning Coaches, and engage with other Learning Coaches
  • Learning Coach Link – a monthly newsletter with tips and tricks for Learning Coaches, and information about upcoming events and Learning Coach training sessions
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Get Connected!

Discover opportunities to connect with other Connections Academy families and interact with those who live nearby:

  • Field trips
  • Events at state testing venues
  • An improved school directory that allows local families to find each other
  • Tips on including social events in a student’s school day
  • Private Facebook groups so local families can safely interact and plan events in their area

Family Support Programs: Tools for Success at Connections Academy

Learn about the Get Started!, Get Coaching!, and Get Connected! programs, and the many resources these programs provide.