Even walking into the classroom was a challenge for Grace, so her parents chose to look for another school. Now, instead of making that walk, she logs into her courses online.
“Grace is reading the same thing as her counterparts in brick-and-mortar school,” said Jennifer Davis, Grace’s mom. “Online school is just a perfect option for her.”
A traditional public school may not work for your child. If you’ve tried all the above steps and have worked with a professional to mitigate your child’s anxiety, you may want to consider changing schools. Private schools, while an option, can be expensive and require extra commuting.
Connections Academy may also help a child suffering from anxiety. Your child can have access to your state’s approved grade-level curriculum but receive their education in the comfort of your home. Some families choose to have their child participate in clubs or group activities either online or in person to keep a sense of connectedness with peers.
View our online school eGuide to explore how Connections Academy, the tuition-free online public school for grades K–12, works.