Defining the Online School Experience in Texas
We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Texas Connections Academy @ Houston’s full-time virtual school program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.
Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach.
Tuition-Free Education at Texas Virtual School
Parents pay no tuition for students to attend Texas Connections Academy @ Houston. Students are enrolled in the Houston Independent School District and a public school in Texas, and they receive a great public education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. Our online school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.
Exceptional Teachers at Texas Connections Academy
The teachers are the foundation of the Texas Connections Academy @ Houston online school experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Connections Academy teachers are drawn to our virtual school in Texas because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.
How Students Benefit from Individual Attention
Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.
When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the online school program.
Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!
Socialization, Community, and Friendship Opportunities
Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Texas Connections Academy @ Houston or through Connections Academy’s clubs!