A: Online schools know that while attending class is a fundamental part of a student’s education, socialization is vital to a student’s growth and emotional development. Because of this, online schools like Connections Academy® offer many different opportunities for students from kindergarten to high school to socialize and build personal relationships.
Virtual live classes offer real-time interactions between teachers and students in online classrooms. In addition to class, teachers, students, and families can also meet and get to know each other on field trips and other special, in-person events.
Many Connections Academy–supported schools also offer virtual clubs and extracurricular activities, such as art club, chess club, gaming and technology club, and other specialized online clubs for elementary students, middle school students, and high school students. A variety of clubs helps students explore their interests while connecting with others and making lifelong friends.
Online K-12 extracurricular activities and clubs offer students the opportunity to have fun while learning valuable skills, including leadership, collaboration, and communication. These skills will help enrich their lives in school, and also help them find success after school. Plus, they might discover a new hobby or activity they love!