6 Things You Need to Know as a New Virtual School Learning Coach

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  1. Shelle says:

    These are all great tips. For us communication is the key, regular webmails and phone calls. I even write a progress report for each portfolio so Lian’s teacher can know what we have done to address concerns or share little triumphs. That helps us to be on the same page.

     I would suggest that all new learning coaches spend a couple hours familiarizing themselves with the Virtual Library topics, data views, message board topics and the resource icons at the bottom of the lesson windows. There are all kinds of great resources and ideas hiding in there.

  2. Kimberly Dixon says:

    Thanks!  These tips are very helpful…

  3. Terri Hollerway says:

    I had a wonderful information session here in Philadelphia at the Starbucks. I learned so much about the school and the online school process that made me eager to get this school started with my son James. 

  4. Patty says:

    I’m looking for a program for my high school student that is comparable to FLVS; is that Connections? For example the most wonderful part of FLVS is that my child can be an independent learner and turn to her teacher via text-email-monthly chat etc. OR attend group sessions virtually for emphasis on a particular topic that needs greater understanding and a professional teacher’s instruction via Illuminate sessions. FLVS requires no interaction from the parent other than the monthly calls, though it is rather nice to be able to log into my daughter’s classes any time I choose to see her progress. This freedom allows me to not “return to high school” myself and frees up my time to support her in engaging extracurricular activities outside the home. Does Connections allow that parental choice OR are the parents required to do lesson checking etc. and supervise most aspects of the students program as K12 does? Also FLVS is 100% online which we love as we are a mobile family as opposed to K12, which is 70% workbooks and 30% computer time. How is Connections on that aspect? Thanks so much!

  5. Carrie says:

    Patty what is FLVS?

  6. Dan Reiner says:

    Hi Carrie,

    FLVS is Florida Virtual School. Connections Academy partnered with FLVS to offer a public and home education program, Florida Virtual School Full Time.

    If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Enrollment Team at 800-382-6010.

    Best,
    Dan

  7. Can’t wait to see my daughter having the success she deserves!  My wife and I thank you for the great tips.

  8. Danyelle' Greene says:

    My daughter will be entering the 10th grade this year. This will be our first time attending virtual school with Georgia Connections Academy. We are both excited about the change. I look forward to this coming school year. I have heard some great things and I am sure she will benefit from this type of environment. Without having to deal with having her focus divided on fashion, being social during school hours etc…
     

  9. Carrie Porche says:

    Thank you so much for all the helpful tips!

    Carrie Porche

  10. Doris says:

    My son is having a hard time with teachers and the whole learning process of local public school learning. He believes that online schooling would be better so I will enroll him in an online school at the end of the semester. Thank you for these tips because it eases me into making the commitment of taking care of my childs learning!

  11. mandykennedy says:

    Thanks for the amazing tips

  12. Janice Canan says:

    Thanks I am sure I will use these tips very helpful.

  13. Marilyn Stuart says:

    My son Kevin has never liked school. He loved football but because of an injury during a game he can no longer play. It was the only thing he liked about school. Now that I have signed him up for connections academy he is excited about starting his Junior year. I am excited about it too. 

  14. Marilyn Stuart says:

    My son Kevin has never liked school. He loved football but because of an injury during a game he can no longer play. It was the only thing he liked about school. Now that I have signed him up for connections accademy he is excited about starting his Junior year. I am excited about it too. 

  15. More the parent stays engaged with the student more benefits will come to the student.  Student success is the result of the combined effort by Online teacher and the parent supporting the student.  My problem is proper scheduling and creating a balance between my work for making a living and acting as a coach for my student.  I believe that is the hard part of being a parent-coach.

  16. Jodi says:

    How is a parent suppose do all of these things when they have to work outside of the home?  Working a 9 – 5 job is going to make it hard for us to monitor our childs work and progress.  We are going to have to rely on her to do what she is suppose to…any other parents have this problem?  Our daughter is 17 and going to be starting this academy shortly, but how much are the parents suppose to be involved? 

  17. Froylan Reyes says:

     I wanted to know, when my daughter can start on homeschool this week or the next? please replied back. also is not accepting my password to log in, I hop yall can replied back, thank you for everything and for making this school possible for children.

  18. Froylan Reyes says:

    THANK YOU

  19. Arla says:

    I was wondering when my son will be able to start I’ve submitted all required paperwork 2 wks ago?

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