Parent Resources

Get a strong start in online school with a wide range of orientation resources and activities. Our onboarding program helps ensure that you receive the support and tools you need to effectively transition to online school.
Learning Coach Central

Online Parent Portal for Learning Coaches

Learning Coach Central, a parent portal containing useful resources for all Learning Coaches, offers a wealth of resources and materials to familiarize and support you with our online school program and how it works. You’ll also find links to the Learning Coach Success Series session schedules, the Clubs and Activities program, College and Career Program, and more.

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Students and Learning Coach Orientation

A World to Discover

We provide a virtual orientation for both Learning Coaches and students. The orientations are designed to familiarize new Connections Academy families with how online school works and what you need to know to be successful. Orientations are available at your convenience, 24/7.

Learning Coach Success Series

Feel Prepared with Live Webinars

The Learning Coach Success Series offers live, webinar-style sessions for both new and returning Learning Coaches.

The Getting Started in Virtual School Series are onboarding sessions where newly enrolled parents can learn more about being Learning Coaches; get parent-tested tips for daily routines and organization; and learn all about Pearson Online Classroom (formerly known as Connexus®), our learning platform. Session titles include:

  • Day in the Life of a Learning Coach
  • Creating a Routine and Daily Schedule
  • Getting to Know Your Pearson Online Classroom Home Pages and more!

You can also ask questions and get answers!

The Learning Coach Toolbox Series Series includes not only onboarding sessions to get you started in online school but also sessions for all Learning Coaches to keep you going throughout the year as you support your students. Examples of topics include:

  • Understanding your student's learning process
  • Understanding social-emotional learning
  • Motivating your student
  • Building character in your student
  • Helping your student develop virtual learning skills

Recordings are available if you miss a session or just want to go back and review.

Resources At Your Fingertips

Valuable Information in Our Resource Hub

Tips for a Successful Learning Environment

Before the school year begins, you will want to plan and prepare to have your student learn at home. Creating a dedicated learning space is key for encouraging productivity. Learn how to design an organized and comfortable workspace for your student to allow them to focus and establish good work habits.

Create a Dedicated A+ Learning Space

You can also use the Family Plan template of tasks and guidelines to help discuss the expectations of the school week. By creating an if-then plan, you can prepare for challenges and outline your role and your student’s role.

Your Family Plan for Success

Once you receive your student’s course schedule, you can begin to think about how you will organize the coursework throughout the week. To keep your student’s coursework on track, develop a scheduling plan together using the Pearson Online Classroom planner or by creating your own daily schedule. You may also choose to create a personalized alternative or block schedule.

Create a Daily Schedule

Parent Involvement

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We’re Here to Help

Connections Academy Technical Support

Families have access to our searchable online help system, available 24/7. The Learning Coach can also call 1-800-382-6010 to speak with a Connections Academy technical support representative for assistance with installation and troubleshooting. And your child’s teacher and other school staff are available to give support and encouragement when you need it.

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