“My son Anthony is a gentle spirit. He started school a year earlier than most children, so he was always just a step out of place. He is very bright, but he never ‘fit in’ at his traditional school. I’m not sure if the reason was his age, or if it was just that he saw things a bit differently than most children. Whatever the case, it broke my heart to see him struggle.
Then, during the end of Anthony’s ninth grade year, my health became an issue, and our family had to travel out of state so I could get the medical care I needed. When I got healthy and returned home, Anthony and I discussed his school situation. The alternatives seemed bleak; basically, he was going to have to redo the entire ninth grade. We had been discussing different options for his schooling for a few years, so I started the search for online schools.
It wasn’t hard to find the perfect fit: Kansas Connections Academy (KCA), which, from the website, sounded too good to be true. So, nervous as I could be, I dialed the number for KCA and explained Anthony’s situation. I’ll never forget talking to Teresa Carter, who made me feel so comfortable and was so accommodating. Wow, what a blessing. I later spoke to Anthony, and before I had finished describing KCA, he was saying, “Mom, yes, yes, yes!” From that point on, I saw my son change before my eyes.