Kimberly loves that she can spend more time with her daughter, who is getting a quality education that she enjoys.
I was looking for an alternative to our local school. However, as a one-income family, we could not afford a private school or to buy a homeschooling program, nor did I want ALL of the responsibility for my child’s education on my shoulders. Then one day I saw an ad for Nevada Connections Academy; I went to a meeting and knew instantly that it was what I had been looking for. A state-funded public school that is free to us, and with a teacher and full staff for support!
I went into our first year of kindergarten not knowing what to expect, and now feel like I am part of something no less than revolutionary! Everything you need is sent to you: books, supplies, and even a computer if you want. Your teacher is always available to you and gives you a call every other week to check in and see how your child is doing. There are plenty of tests and assessments so you can see how your child is progressing. There are LiveLesson® sessions every week for your child to interact with her entire class and teacher at the same time. There are plenty of opportunities for social interaction on field trips and meetings for lunches at parks.
With the use of technology and the Internet, including the capability to scan and send in assignments, a whole world of flexibility will be opened up to you. We set our own daily schedule—my child can attend other classes outside of the home, such as ballet, piano, and gymnastics, at any time of the day.
I get to spend so much time with my child. I get to work with her one-on-one as her Learning Coach, and I am 100% involved in her education. I know exactly what subjects she flourishes in and which ones she needs more time with. We can spend as long as we need on any subject until she masters it. If something is really easy for her, we move on. No waiting for all the other kids in class to finish.
I feel that Nevada Connections Academy is the future of education. I have bonded with my child in a way that would not have been possible if she attended school away from home. Not seeing my child for up to eight hours a day just wasn’t good enough for me. I don’t want to miss out on her childhood. With this school, I will never look back when she is grown and wish I had spent more time with her. Nevada Connections Academy has been a perfect fit for our family—and, I hope, for many others.