Our children were all pretty used to technology and are self-sufficient, so the transition to a virtual platform was easy for them. Learning from home has given us the opportunity to learn so much about our children, their learning preferences and how they individually need to be engaged.
Like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic did change a lot of things for us. But because Great River Connections Academy is an online school, we feel fortunate that the children had no disruptions to their learning and each of them have been able to continue to thrive academically.
For our oldest, Angela, she has enjoyed a “normal” high school experience and has grown into a confident and self-motivated student. She can take part in a lot of the activities a typical high school student enjoys and is looking forward to graduating this spring. Angelina plans to attend Kent State University in the fall.
“I had a good experience with Great River Connections Academy,” Angelina said. “The flexibility of the school made it easy for me to balance my high school coursework, College Credit Plus coursework as well as my social, volunteer, and work lives.”
Ethan and Micah are enjoying middle school and doing very well while Memphis and Aiden are enjoying the fifth grade and often work together on their assignments.
Having five kids in the same school has given us the opportunity to get to know everyone at the school very well and it has been a tremendously positive experience for our family,” Rose said. “The teachers have been wonderful, and we appreciate how they notice that every student is an individual and how they all learn differently.”