With Minnesota Connections Academy, Maddie has been able to establish strong relationships with her teachers while also gaining valuable career prep for her future.
Maddie smiling

Learning Coach

Mother and Father

School Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. — Wake up and prepare for the day
  • 9:00 a.m. — Log in to Pearson Online Classroom and attend a science LiveLesson®

  • 9:30 a.m. — Lesson work

  • 10:15 a.m. — American government LiveLesson 

  • 11:00 a.m. — Take a lunch break

  • 11:30 a.m. — Lesson work

  • 1:00 p.m. — Tutor session with a middle school math student

  • 2:00 p.m. — Virtual reading session with third-grade students 

  • 2:25 p.m. — Finish assignments

  • 4:00 p.m. — Attend band rehearsal at church

This is just a quick glimpse into Maddie’s day. Some days she has more independent time, while others she has more LiveLesson sessions. Though her goal is to complete six hours of learning a day, it’s sometimes more or less, depending on her other obligations. When it comes to her online learning, Maddie is happy and grateful for the flexibility her schedule offers her so that she can dedicate time to extracurriculars, tutoring, and her music.


A Compassionate Learner

Maddie’s two main passions in life are music and helping people. With her family being a foster care family, Maddie was looking for a flexible schedule that would allow her help provide care for infants in the household, volunteer tutor in local school programs, and of course, focus on her music.

Maddie playing guitar on stage

The Right Connection

When her older sister had a successful and meaningful experience at Connections Academy, the choice was easy. Maddie was able to spend time volunteering and working on music while taking courses that were preparing her for her future career. Her bond with her teachers is what she appreciates most about Minnesota Connections Academy, so much so that it helped propel her toward her future career path. 

“I love Minnesota Connections Academy because of the amazing teachers and the flexibility it provides so that I can do outside activities in addition to school. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers here.”

— Maddie

Maddie sitting at her desk with her notebook and laptop open

A Bright Future Ahead

Maddie plans to attend the University of Northwestern in St. Paul pursuing her passions with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Music.

“Minnesota Connections Academy has helped me prepare for my future because it has been a great way for me to learn as well as develop life skills to be a successful student.”

— Maddie


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