parents who are homeschooling turn to the Internet to find online
instructional resources. But determining whether or not certain online
courses are an effective academic solution can be confusing, so here are
four important factors to consider when evaluating online courses:|
One of the greatest aspects of homeschooling is the personal interaction of
teacher and student. With online courses, you don't want to sacrifice the
support to which your child has become accustomed. Look for online courses
featuring a combination of
live instruction and recorded lessons to ensure that your child gets
interactive time with his or her teacher and peers. Live support from an
expert instructor proves invaluable, particularly when you are teaching
multiple students or when your older child is tackling challenging subjects
that you have long forgotten!
2. Curriculum Quality
How can you be certain that a particular online course carries academic
worth? Consider how long the provider of the online courses has been in the
business. Is the program accredited? Where have the online courses been used
before and what is their track record? Many school systems are using online
courses, and often their school results can be found through public records.
Another great benefit of homeschooling is schedule flexibility, and online
courses can be suited to accommodate your busy family schedule. Self-driven
courses for older students can be completed by your teenager when he or
she is at his or her "academic best" during the day. Younger students can
use game-based instruction to remain engaged for longer periods of time or
throughout the day. Online courses often use online textbooks rather than
hard copies, meaning true "anytime, anywhere" instruction (provided there is
an Internet connection).
There is a wide range of pricing for online courses. When the curriculum
content is free, the old adage often rings true--you get what you pay for!
Many providers offer single course options, so homeschooling parents are
able to only enroll in those subjects and courses that they need.
Online Courses That
If you are looking for proven online courses delivered by certified
National Connections Academy has the solution for you. Through National
Connections Academy (NaCA), you can choose from
hundreds of online courses
for kindergarten through 12th grade that combine a time-tested curriculum
and teachers who are experienced in delivering instruction in their
respective subject areas. All of NaCA's courses are delivered through the
Connexus® technology platform.
Your children can even get ahead or catch up this summer with
online courses for summer school! National Connections Academy (NaCA)
online summer school students stay engaged academically while enjoying the
freedom of summer. With nearly
100 different online courses to choose from and all-new flexible start
dates, NaCA online summer school suits your student's academic needs and
your family's busy summer schedule.
Algebra to Web Design
National Connections Academy offers online courses that have been thoroughly
"school-tested" so you can rest assured that all courses are rigorous,
engaging, and proven effective for students of all ages, and across the
academic spectrum. Courses are designed to meet diverse student needs, from
young learners to graduating seniors. Connection Academy's exceptional
instructional tools integrate the essential elements necessary for
quality online learning, including custom-built lesson plans that
feature a rich scope and sequence, and cutting-edge interactive content and
Whether you're looking for
Advanced Placement®, elementary technology skills, Java/C++, sign
language, or Gifted Science 8, NaCA has the right online courses to fit your
student's needs and your family's schedule.
full list of online courses available through National Connections
Academy and register today. For more information, call us at 888-533-6303.
About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality,
highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K--12. Through
public schools, full-time and part-time
programs, and turnkey
for brick and mortar schools, Connections Academy
delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and
flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The
combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools,
and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online
learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized
approach to education. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12,
though some public school programs do not offer all grades. Connections
Academy is a division of Connections Education, LLC. For more information,
call 800-382-6010 or visit
To see if Connections Academy is right for you, view the
new program guide online or
request your own copy now!
Connections Academy online school options available in your state now!