Who Benefits from Online Education?

With the ability to personalize education in many ways, Connections Academy helps all kinds of students succeed in online learning. Students’ personalities, interests, and reasons for attending an online school are as unique and varied as they are. But no matter what brings them to our program, we believe that all students perform better when they receive individualized attention.

Connections Academy students develop confidence, learn new skills, and go on to achieve great things personally and professionally. Below are videos and descriptions of students who have found success in online schooling:



Students Seeking a Challenging Curriculum to Prepare for College

At Connections Academy online schools, we nurture and challenge virtual students to help them achieve their highest potential. Students find that Connections Academy provides them with a foundation of academic excellence.

For nearly two decades, we have developed, tested, and refined our online public school curriculum to ensure that it meets national and state standards. Our high-quality curriculum offers gifted, honors, and Advanced Placement®* (AP)® courses where specially trained teachers customize lessons to provide appropriate levels of challenge, complexity, and depth. Student profiles include:

  • Gifted students
  • Advanced learners
  • Students who want college prep courses

Students Seeking a Welcoming and Inclusive Educational Community

We believe that a student learns best as part of an inclusive and welcoming community of teachers, parents, and other students—all working together to chart a path to online student success. We welcome and support children who have been previously bullied or faced similar struggles to focus on learning in a safe environment. At Connections Academy, students are celebrated for who they are and are challenged to learn, create, and grow every day. Student profiles include:

  • Previously bullied students
  • Students with special needs
  • Students overcoming health issues

Students with Strong Family Support and Core Values

One of the hallmarks of our online education program is parental involvement. A parent or other trusted adult helps keep students motivated and on track from home and communicates regularly with teachers. This active support helps students flourish. And many Connections Academy families tell us that participating in their students’ educational process and sharing more time together can make online school very rewarding. In the role of Learning Coaches, parents can also incorporate their own cultural or religious traditions into their daily schedule. A free online public school allows your child to continue growing and learning at home while benefiting from engaging online courses taught by caring, talented teachers. Student profiles include:

  • Previously homeschooled students
  • Families seeking to include religious beliefs
  • Families seeking to include cultural traditions

Students Who Need to Learn from Home or in Various Locations

At Connections Academy, students can learn anywhere, anytime; all they need is a computer and connection to the internet. This approach gives families the flexibility to schedule school wherever they are, at times that work best for their schedule, and at a pace that works best for their child. Some coursework and LiveLesson® sessions do need to take place at fixed times. In addition, each state has set requirements regarding the minimum required hours of instruction. But with Connections Academy, there is greater flexibility in how and where you spend those hours. This combination of structure and flexibility ensures that students have time to master their studies and connect with what is important to them. Student profiles include:

  • Students struggling in bricks-and-mortar schools
  • Students and families seeking an alternative
  • Military families

Students Who Need Scheduling Flexibility to Pursue Other Interests

Connections Academy can be a wonderful alternative to traditional schooling when it comes to accommodating schedules of students who are pursuing other interests such as performing arts or athletics. With greater scheduling flexibility and the ability to work from home or on the road, young athletes and performing artists can get a high-quality education online from Connections Academy while they pursue their dreams. Student profiles include:

  • Students in performing arts
  • Student athletes
  • Students with other extracurricular passions
Learn more about K–12 online public school and see if it’s right for you.


Meet More Online School Students and Families

To meet more remarkable students and their families, be sure to visit the website for your state’s Connections Academy school.

Meet Students in Your State