Middle School Student
Abrar is a middle school student at Kansas Connections Academy. Online schooling has
suited Abrar, who now feels less pressure, thanks to his flexible schedule. His
brother, Absar, is a high school student who also attends Kansas Connections
Academy. Abrar shares his story below:
I’m passionate about taekwondo and playing my electronic keyboard. Thanks to Kansas
Connections Academy’s flexible schedule, I can practice both after I finish my lessons
for the day.
I have a virtual book club that my brother and I host. I enjoy role-playing games, board games,
and discussing books with my friends, all of which I can do online through Adobe Connect and
Zoom. I also like to go to amusement parks, bike, swim, and play badminton with my friends
Why I Chose Kansas Connections Academy
I was interested in the independence and flexibility that Kansas Connections Academy allowed
us to have, in addition to the curriculum that satisfies state standards. I also liked the
friendly personalities of the teachers I was introduced to.
Previously, I attended a private brick-and-mortar school in New Jersey. It was very different
from Kansas Connections Academy, and I have a new schedule and lifestyle now. I no longer
have to wake up at 6:00 am and drive to school. I can start my day according to my needs and
complete my lessons at any time or sequence. I can focus on what I need to, without feeling
the pressure to rush. This helps make my day efficient and productive. However, I do miss
the in-person interactions with the teachers and classmates.
My Online Middle School Experience
The Connexus® software and the structure of the planner work well for me. The software is
intuitive and user friendly. I can easily view, navigate, and complete my lessons without
I have a friendly relationship with my teachers, and I enjoy spending time with them outside
of class in addition to curricular activities, such as LiveLesson® sessions. My favorite
subject is social studies because I enjoy learning about past empires and civilizations,
especially those from relatively recent eras (1 CE through the present).
I love Kansas Connections Academy because of my teachers and
classmates. The teachers are helpful and supportive, and my classmates are fun to spend