"Luis had experienced issues with anxiety as a preschooler, and these issues resurfaced negatively when we enrolled him in a bricks-and-mortar school. Luis has always been an avid learner who began reading at the age of three. We found that in the traditional school setting, staying busy by working ahead was an issue, instead of rewarded for resourcefulness. Thus, we decided to consider alternatives in education.
In our research, we found that Connections Academy was conducting an information session for prospective students and their families. After we attended, we came away with such encouragement to try virtual education and haven’t looked back. Luis began at TCAH in third grade. From the beginning, we have only felt complete support from his teachers as he continues to thrive in this learning environment. This past year, he was elected president of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and is very excited about this role. Luis also applied to be on the anti-bullying school committee.
Luis was taken immediately with the online curriculum, and even more with the LiveLesson® sessions, where he could interact with his teacher and the other students. He has also enjoyed the resources in his daily lessons such as teachlets and tutorials, which enhance each lesson in a video or interactive format. Working at his own pace and on a flexible schedule is something that has brought Luis back to the classroom with anticipation—all his anxiety has been left behind.
I never imagined being able to communicate so freely with my teachers. The students seem to be more caring and friendly than they were in my bricks-and-mortar school, and I still feel a part of a classroom when I attend LiveLesson sessions.