Understanding the Commitment
Understanding the role of the Learning Coach is key to the success of your cyber school student. In general, the age of your student determines how much hands-on time you will spend as a Learning Coach.
Online High School—Students Take the Lead
In grades 9–12, online students start to really take charge of their education—setting goals, working independently, and exploring their future options.
Learning Coaches encourage their students’ growing independence as they:
- Commit one to two hours per day to overseeing schoolwork
- Verify that lessons and assignments are completed
- Communicate with teachers, referring students to teachers for help when needed
- Attend regular teacher conferences
Complete Training and Support
Our online orientation program helps the Learning Coach understand his or her responsibilities. It also introduces all the resources and support systems made available to help the Learning Coach and student succeed. Connections Academy offers Learning Coach Central, an online resource, that's available to Learning Coaches 24/7. The Learning Coach can also call a toll-free number to speak with a Connections Academy technical support representative. This support is available for both installation and troubleshooting.
You’ll also find support available from your student’s teacher, school staff, and other families.
Local Family Involvement Coordinators
Parents may also get involved by serving as local Family Involvement Coordinators, working with teachers to create opportunities for special projects and
field trips with other students and parents throughout the year.