School is so much more than academics. The student’s experience at school plays a significant role in their success and overall well-being. Negative experiences, such as bullying, not feeling challenged enough, or falling behind with no path to catch up, leads to student’s who tune out and disengage from school, hurting them academically and leading to mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. It’s estimated that over 15% of students miss one or more days of school due to bullying.
When it comes to school, experience really does matter!
That’s why choosing where to go to school is one of the most important decisions you can make as a student. That’s right—we said choosing!
If you’re a student who is unhappy with your current school experience, you have choices. Whether you attend a brick-and-mortar school or you’re homeschooled, choosing to enroll in online school can be life changing.
The online learning experience is flexible and puts you and your family in the driver’s seat of your education. You have more control over when and where you learn as well as the pace at which you complete your lessons. You can also build strong relationships with your teachers, who can provide more one-on-one support to help you gain a deeper understanding of the subject and extend learning on subjects you show an interest in.
If you are thinking about a new school experience and are looking for online learning insights to help you and your family make the decision, Connections Academy® has developed a guide on how you can get started with online school and the experience of online learning.