In an inclusive online classroom, students are treated equally no matter their ability, learning pace, culture, or appearance. Online teachers ensure each student is supported with reasonable accommodations, allowing them to learn at their own pace, and encouraged to be themselves in the classroom.
A 2019 Pearson study found that 84% of families felt school was unsafe due to bullying. Transferring to an online school creates opportunities for students previously left out to find acceptance among their peers in an environment they can better control.
Students enrolled in Connections Academy-supported schools can talk to each other in monitored channels, helping online conversations to stay positive and kind. Further, in online school, students can choose the level of social interaction they’re most comfortable with. If students prefer to keep to themselves or participate in fewer conversations, they won’t be judged for doing so.