Students choose online school for a variety of reasons. Results from Connections Academy’s 2019 Parent Satisfaction Survey reveal “flexibility” as the number one reason for enrollment, followed by the desire for a new school environment and a safe environment.
Nevada Connections Academy graduate, Devon Kisfalvi, said, “...I joined Connections Academy because regular school just wasn’t working for me. My parents figured out very early, I either got distracted really easily or finished fast and was bored and that kept me from moving forward at my own pace...Making the move from a brick and mortar school to an online school was a big change and in the beginning was tough, but here I was able to move at my own pace in a safe and distraction free environment.
”In her graduation speech, Minnesota Connections Academy graduate Katherine Paige shared a positive message of finding success, “...today is a victory. After all the time I spent worrying that I wasn’t going to be able to finish, all the times I had to start over or change my plans because nothing was working, and all the times I just felt like giving up and dropping out, I finally made it.
”Since 2001, Connections Academy has delivered quality public school education beyond the traditional classroom; using technology to connect students and their families to teachers, classmates, lessons, and extracurricular activities. Connections Academy public schools are tuition-free, accredited, and available in over half of the states in the U.S., while an online private school, International Connections Academy, serves students in all states and across the globe.