Looking for a Better Way Forward
By the end of 4th grade, one thing was clear to Connor and his family. His current school wasn’t working for him. He was struggling in his classes and his family wasn’t sure how he’d be able to get through 5th grade, let alone middle school and high school. He needed something different. He needed a school that could teach him in a way that helped him learn and grow—and didn’t leave him anxious and confused.
Could the Answer Be an Online Public School?
As a shy kid, Connor always felt more comfortable at home. So he and his parents started looking at online schooling options. When they found Connections Academy, they were excited about what the online public school offered.
Unlike at Connor’s traditional school, Connections Academy would allow him more flexibility in his school day so he could take breaks when needed. The school also promised plenty of support and personal attention. Connor’s family knew what they had to do. They enrolled Connor in Connections Academy.
Finding His Place
When Connor began 5th grade at Connections Academy, the difference was more than obvious. Where his traditional school expected him to follow a rigid schedule, Connections Academy’s teachers and counselors worked with him and his parents to put together a more flexible schedule that fit the way he learned best. With breaks at the right time, he could concentrate better and learn more.
“I saw a great deal of improvement due to the increased flexibility,” he says. “I was able to utilize that to go at my own pace.”