Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) changed Heather’s family’s life for the better. Her sons, previously bullied and doing poorly in traditional schools, are now enjoying vastly improved grades and having a wonderful time pursuing extracurricular activities.
Our adventure in the brick-and-mortar school system was filled with mostly disappointment, but then we became part of the Connections Academy family. Today, we refer to periods of our life as “before Connections Academy” and “after Connections Academy.” This schooling method and the wonderful staff members have changed our lives for the better.
In 2013, our oldest son graduated from Michigan Connections Academy (MICA). The language and writing skills he acquired while attending MICA assisted him greatly with securing a seat in one of the top nursing schools in Ohio. For him, brick-and-mortar school was filled with bullying and teacher abuse. In comparison, the virtual school setting allowed him to focus on his education and future by allowing him several volunteering opportunities.
We currently have two children enrolled in MICA, a thirteen-year-old and a five-year-old. The thirteen-year-old has Tourette’s syndrome and struggled immensely in the brick-and-mortar environment. Neither the students nor the teachers had any sympathy for his disability. With the MICA system, he is able to concentrate on his studies without any of these distractions. The school has been extremely accommodating and puts the student first. Our five-year-old son has just started kindergarten this year and loves the computer lessons and, of course, his teacher.
The benefit of no bullying, the wonderful support system, and time for extracurricular activities gives our children opportunities they would not have available otherwise. There are no more bus issues, hectic mornings, or overwhelming or needless homework. However, as a family, we believe that the best and most rewarding thing of all is the quality time we now share together. MICA has changed our lives for the better!