Stephanie has seen her daughter’s personality and confidence blossom since she joined OKCA, as she has interacted with her peers and teachers online and on field trips. Her daughter loves the flexibility of the schedule and enjoys being able to focus on a particular subject for a couple of hours without being forced to move on because the schedule says it is time.
We have been with Oklahoma Connections Academy (OKCA) since 2015. Prior to OKCA, our daughter was enrolled in a private school and in a traditional brick-and-mortar public school. We knew God was leading us in a different direction for our daughter's education, but we didn’t know what that meant. We were no longer in a position to afford a private education, and we knew that the middle school down the street was not the best option for our child. Even with a background in education, I did not believe that homeschooling was the route to take for our daughter’s education. I then remembered receiving information in the mail about OKCA, and I began my research to see if this is the route we should take. My daughter and I attended an information session, and she was convinced that this was what she wanted to do. The flexibility of the schedule, the impressive curriculum that is multisensory, the quality of the teachers, the numerous clubs and electives, and the free tuition made choosing OKCA easy.
At OKCA, a parent doesn’t have to be concerned about overcrowded classrooms, bullying, or social status, and can instead focus on spending time with their child, helping them to be successful in school, and partnering with teachers for the best academic experience. We love that OKCA helps create an education plan for the individual child, not the class as a whole.
Switching to OKCA has been very rewarding for our family. We enjoy more meals together, and we have the flexibility to visit family out of state, study God’s Word, and enjoy the great outdoors. We have seen our daughter be challenged academically through the course work. She loves being in the gifted and talented program. When asked what she likes about OKCA, she tells you that she loves being able to focus on a particular subject for a couple of hours without being forced to move on because the schedule says it is time. We have seen our daughter’s personality and confidence blossom this past year as she has interacted with her peers and teachers online and on field trips. She is no longer self-conscious about her food allergy, which at times set her apart in the traditional classroom. Because of the flexibility of the school schedule, we were able to add tennis lessons to our daughter’s day—and she is able to serve with me at church in the evenings. We love being part of the OKCA family.