Day In the Life of Ava

See what a typical day looks like for Ava, a Connections Academy elementary school student who needed a safer way to learn amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how our online public school gives students the supportive environment they need to learn their best.
Seeking A Safe Alternative Online

Meet Ava

With Ava entering kindergarten during the pandemic, her family wanted an alternative to the online schooling offered in their district. They found the experience they were hoping for at Connections Academy.

Type of a Learner COVID Impacted, Seeking Safe Environment

Learning Coach Mother

7:30 AM

Wake Up

Eat breakfast and get ready for the day.

Personal time
8:30 AM

Free Time (Cartoons!)

Personal time
9:00 AM

Calendar Time with Mrs. Pyle

Log into her online classroom and go through the days’ schedule with Mrs. Pyle to see the lessons and assignments she needs to complete.

9:30 AM

Offline Lesson in Workbook

Complete lesson work in Kindergarten workbook.

10:30 AM

Small Reading Group

On Wednesdays, meet online with her reading group to work through reading passages and improve her understanding of how letters form different kinds of words.

11:30 AM

LiveLesson® Session

Join her classmates and teacher for a LiveLesson® filled with group learning activities. Take part in class exercises that help students learn while developing social skills.


LiveLesson sessions are real-time online learning sessions where teachers, students and peers meet in the online classroom. Teachers engage students with activities and demonstrations to reinforce challenging concepts.

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12:00 PM


Personal time
1:00 PM

Continue Schoolwork and Lessons

With her Learning Coach’s help, go through the day’s lessons, engaging with multimedia materials. Wrap up any remaining lessons from earlier in the week and work ahead on upcoming lessons. Take extra time for math when needed. Reach out to her teacher for any additional support.

2:30 PM

Educational Activity Time

Enjoy learning exercises that allow her to explore science and art, including hands-on activities that enrich her mind and her understanding of the world around her.

4:30 PM

Physical Education Lesson

Head outside for some fun and fresh air. Run around, play games and be active!

5:00 PM

Finish Up Lessons and Assignments

Guided by her Learning Coach, work through any remaining assignments on the daily planner like Math Daily, Science, Social Studies and Reading Eggs. Double check her work on anything that’s due and turn it in.

5:30 PM

Finished for the Day!

Personal time

Ava's Story

With the COVID-19 pandemic underway, the local options didn’t seem appealing. The Foleys found a better way forward at Connections Academy.

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