Online School Addresses the Needs of Military Families
How does Connections Academy® address the needs of military families? By offering school choice through a flexible online platform with a variety of core courses, electives, and clubs so military families can meet their commitments in a school that is a safe, caring, and fun space! Whether you are based in the US or are deployed internationally, you can take the Connections Academy curriculum with you.
How Moving Can Impact Learning
Parent and Learning Coach Christi Baron says that “without the help of Connections Academy, our children would have been struggling with the changes that moving presents.” Moving is a known academic stressor for students and can negatively impact grades.
But with Connections Academy, there is no loss of performance or results. A February 2019 Pearson study compared the performance of similar populations of students in traditional brick-and-mortar schools and online schools who have moved over their academic careers. The study found that online students did just as well as children in traditional schools in math and reading. View the results of the study here.
Military Kids Can Settle In Faster with Online School
“Connections Academy not only adapted to our many moves but helped us with school while settling into our new home,” said Christi. “Being the new kids in a small town was hard enough, but being military kids in a civilian community didn’t make sense for our kids or the other students. At Connections Academy, they are able to learn while not being outsiders.”
Online School Teachers Help Military Kids Transition
Courses are led by teachers who are either state certified or credentialed. They help students by giving them individual attention as needed, leading LiveLesson® sessions, and working with Learning Coaches to support students as they achieve their goals.
“Connections Academy has the perfect balance of interaction between teachers and parent input through being a Learning Coach,” said parent and Learning Coach Angela Litteral. “The curriculum is engaging, challenging, and relevant. It is especially helpful and flexible for military families. Connections Academy is a very portable education that you can take with you and do just about anywhere.”
How Does Connections Academy Work?
Connections Academy has schools across the country to meet each state’s curriculum, attendance, and other requirements. You can start your online schooling journey by finding a school in your state, signing up for an event or information session either in person or online, or searching for Connections Academy on Facebook or Instagram.