Have the Facts Ready When You Talk to Your Parents

Your parents will most likely have a lot of questions about online high school—and we have plenty of information to share with them! Prepare for the conversation and discover all the ways that our online high school program can benefit you by browsing through these tips and resources.

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Tips from Our Blog

Visit the Virtual Learning Connections blog for tips on online learning and insight on the virtual school experience from experienced students, parents, and teachers.

You can assure your parents that Connections Academy provides plenty of resources for both students and parents. Read the blogs below to learn about the many ways that Connections Academy can support your family.

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Be ready with answers to many common questions about Connections Academy online high school.

How much does the program cost?
The Connections Academy online public school program is free and available in many states. The supplies and computer equipment that’s provided to you varies by state, so make sure to check your area for specific details.

How much time will I spend on the computer?
As a high school student, you can expect to spend about 80–90% of your learning time working on the computer.

Do I need to take standardized tests?
If you enroll in a Connections Academy-supported online public school, you'll need to complete the standardized tests that are required in your state or district; we offer a test preparation program to help you with your test-taking skills. Your school will let you know in advance about where and when you'll need to attend the testing. You don’t need to take the standardized tests if you’re enrolling in our private school program.

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Program Awards

Connections Academy has earned many awards for its high-quality curriculum and teachers over the years—and our online high school program has been recognized for quality in the distance learning field. Our online students have also achieved major academic and career goals

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Attend an Event with Your Family

By attending an information session, you and your family can learn more about our online high school program, connect with other families in the virtual learning community, and get answers from teachers and staff. When you’re ready, invite your family and join us in-person or online!

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Ready to Get Started?

Make sure your family is prepared to enroll. Visit your school’s Enrollment Checklist page for all enrollment details.