Have you ever wondered about the effectiveness of
the curriculum materials you choose or the progress your child is making?
There are many forms of schooling from home that you could consider, based on
your specific preferences and strengths as a homeschooler. For example, you may
want to consider utilizing an accredited virtual school or a public school from
home program. In a virtual school for grades K-12, students are supervised
at home and encouraged by a
Learning Coach (typically a parent), and
state-certified teachers through online
classroom technology and phone and email communication. Families receive a
comprehensive curriculum including
learning materials and access to fun engaging
online learning tools.
An experienced homeschool parent explains what she found to be some unique
benefits of using a
virtual school program below.
Benefit #1: Virtual school provides a comprehensive curriculum.
"Not having to worry about figuring out which curriculum to use was a big
relief. The challenge for me when homeschooling was coming up with a curriculum.
I would spend hours searching catalogs and reading reviews of the latest
resources for homeschool use, but I was never really certain what would best
serve my student. However, if your child attends an online public school, you
don't have to pay tuition, which also means that there is no cost for the
curriculum! This can be a huge money
saver for homeschool parents, as quality curriculum materials can be expensive."
Benefit #2: In a virtual school, teaching is the job of a certified teacher.
"While homeschooling, it became frustrating when my children no longer
accepted my praise or constructive advice on papers. They felt that since I was
their mom, I had to say it was good or to do it over. That loss of
credibility was one of the factors that led me to believe that an outside
educator providing feedback on my children's written work would be a better
Some virtual school programs give you access to
who provide instruction, grading, and support through real-time classroom
sessions, email correspondence, and telephone conversations. Parents don't have
to create their own lesson plans, grade tests, or do the actual teaching. In
other words, I no longer had to wear the teacher hat all the time, yet I still
got to be involved in the learning experience with my children."
Benefit #3: Virtual school offers structure and flexibility.
"Most virtual schools offer a highly accountable structure mapped out for
each semester, including assignment due dates and a standard grading system.
Still, families have the flexibility to create a nontraditional daily school
I felt that online school from home was a more efficient use of time, allowing
my children to participate in the things they loved and accomplish their
academic goals--on a schedule that worked best for them and the entire family."
Are you considering switching your child from homeschooling to a virtual
If virtual school sounds promising, consider an accredited, tuition-free
virtual school education through Connections Academy, a reputable virtual school
for grades K-12 offered in many states.
Connections Academy is not just a
high-quality online school. It's also a tight-knit
school community offering all the
services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with
frequent field trips, clubs, and other social activities!
The online private school,
International Connections Academy is
available in all states for students in grades K-12 and offers a full time
program and part-time online classes throughout the school year and during the
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To get more details about Connections Academy schools,
request a free Program Guide
today or attend an
information session either online
or at a location in your area!
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 tuition-free public
schools, full-time and part-time private school programs,
and turnkey online courses 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
program guide online or
request your own copy now!
Connections Academy online school options available in
your state now!