Julie is the mother of Shay, a middle school student who has attended Minnesota
Connections Academy since 2014. Julie is happy that Minnesota Connections
Academy’s curriculum is tailored to her daughter’s needs and allows her
to receive an education from home, which gives her more flexibility to perform on
dance lines and take music lessons.
Why We Chose Minnesota Connections
We learned of Connections Academy through an internet search. We were interested in a more
flexible schedule and a more personalized, challenging curriculum. My daughter is involved
in two different dance lines and takes piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons outside of school.
We love the flexibility with her school so that she can participate in these other
Our Online School Experience
We were very impressed with Connections Academy from the start. It gave us great satisfaction
knowing our daughter was getting a great education and in a safe environment. Our daughter
was getting bored in her previous school and switching to Connections Academy solved that
problem. She now is challenged, driven, and looks forward to school daily.
Algebra is her favorite subject, and math has always been a strong subject for me, so I can
help her out when needed. The teachers are excellent, very attentive, and prompt. My
daughter and I talk to the teachers by phone regularly to check in and make sure that
everything is on track.
My daughter is also in the National Junior Honor Society and loves being a part of that club.
She joins random activities and field trips as offered, and I encourage her to reach out to
other Connection Academy students.
Advice For Prospective Families
I would say that choosing Connections Academy is a very good decision for your child and your
family. We strongly feel that you “get out what you put into it.” We have had
nothing other than a very positive experience.
I believe my daughter is getting well prepared for a bright
future. Minnesota Connections Academy has help her become self-motivated, driven, and
[allowed her to] excel in her curriculum.