Although most quality K–12 curriculum is focused on the core academic coursework
of math, science, English, and social studies, many families believe it's also
important for students to have the chance to pursue other interests of their
choice. One major advantage of some high-quality
virtual schools, where students can access online curriculum from home, is the wide selection of elective courses, clubs, field trips, and other extra activities. Electives, clubs, and other activities are valuable for exposing our kids to a variety of knowledge and experiences so they can be as well-rounded as they are well-informed.
Another way to pique student interest in learning is to use interactive online games and fun learning tools. Connections Academy is a high-quality virtual school that brings curriculum to life with unique online instructional tools that engage kids and support their mastery of everyday skills and complex concepts like phonics, spelling, supply and demand, ordering, and comparing. Enjoy some of these fun and
learning games now!
If you want to provide the opportunity for your child to easily pursue his or her passion while still thriving academically, consider using Connections Academy. Not only do they offer fun, interactive learning tools as part of a proven curriculum and provide the largest selection of electives and clubs, but the teachers who create a Personalized
Learning Plan for each child are truly
dedicated to helping students get the most from their education—inspiring and encouraging them to pursue their interests and realize their full potential.
Connections Academy mother of sixth grader Abbey notes, "When we decided to
homeschool we originally used other options, but Abbey felt 'she needed more,'
so she began to examine the many online options that were available and found
Connections Academy. Abbey did her own investigation, determined that
Connections Academy was the choice she wanted to go with, and brought us her
recommendations, along with her reasons for them. When it was time to choose her
electives at Connections Academy, she wanted to try something she had had an
interest in for some time: sign language." After completing her first unit on
sign language, Abbey plans to serve as a youth counselor at a summer camp for
hearing-impaired children. Abbey says, "I like Connections Academy because it
gives me a lot of variety in the resources I have available to me, and it lets me
learn the way I learn best, by doing."
a second grade Connections Academy student, travels statewide and to
surrounding states to compete with her cheer squad that took first place in
their divisional championships. Her mother says, "Connections Academy has
allowed us to travel for the competitions, and train throughout the week, while
still providing Hannah a wonderful education that is up to and passes state
standards. Her homeroom teacher is wonderful...making sure Hannah is on track
and supporting her every step of the way". Hannah adds, "What I like most about
Connections Academy is I get to choose which lesson I do first for the day and I
do all of my work at home."
Connections Academy supports student interests ranging from participating in
spelling bees to debating to athletics of all types to acting on TV. Connections
Academy's electives include foreign languages, journalism, digital photography,
art history, technology, music, and much more. As a Connections Academy student,
your child can enjoy expertly conducted clubs that allow him or her to contribute to
school newspapers, compete in friendly online chess games, explore the world of
robotics, learn about broadcasting, and even take part in a national math program
where students compete by playing interactive math games. Clubs are tailored to
different grade levels, and new clubs and activities are always being added—so
there is sure to be something to inspire your child. Check out the colorful online
program guide and curriculum
catalog to see a list of all the courses, electives, clubs, and activities
offered at Connections Academy.
About Our Sponsor:
Academy is a leading national provider of high-quality, highly accountable
virtual public and private schools in the U.S. for students in grades K–12.
Connections Academy schools deliver a top-quality, personalized education for
students that combines certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology
tools, and community experiences to create a supportive and successful
environment for children who
want an individualized approach to education. In Connections Academy's
Personalized Performance Learning® approach, students use daily lesson plans and
curriculum materials provided by Connections Academy. Teachers develop a
learning plan for each student, whose progress is tracked through a proprietary,
Web-based Learning Management System. Connections Academy offers grades K
through 12, though some public schools do not offer all grades. For more
information, call 1-800-382-6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.
school availability where you live.