Working with Families
Families are a crucial part of an online student’s educational experience. We recognize that the same routine does not work for every student and family. That’s why Connections Academy gives you the freedom to design a schedule that includes volunteer work, sports, performing arts, and other pursuits.
Parents, in particular, serve a very important role, as they often play the role of the “Learning Coach,” keeping the student on track and regularly communicating with teachers.
Families can connect with teachers, school counselors, community coordinators, and other parents both online and in person through:
- Open houses and Learning Coach training online and at local teaching centers
- Secure Message Boards where parents can post questions, tips, and resources for helping students succeed
- The Virtual Learning Connections blog, where Learning Coaches find tips and information on a variety of topics for busy virtual schooling families
- Club ORANGE, a network of Connections Academy parents who are highly involved in the Connections Academy community
Participating in the Community at Large
At Connections Academy, we also want students to understand that they’re a part of a broader community. So, with help from Learning Coaches and community coordinators, we arrange volunteer activities and participation at other community events.