Many 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
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
and recorded lessons to ensure that your child gets interactive time with
his or her teacher and peers. Live support from an
proves invaluable, particularly when you are teaching multiple students or
when your older child is tackling challenging subjects that you have long
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 online
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 Work
If you are looking for proven online courses
delivered by an expert teacher, then
National Connections Academy
has the solution for you. Through National Connections Academy (NaCA), you
can choose from more than
600 proven 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 state-of-the-art Connexus™ technology
If you have been thinking about using
online courses for summer school,
there's still time to enroll in high school credit recovery and enrichment
courses as well as engaging summer classes for grades K-8 -- but the deadline to enroll is July 1st so act now!
Proven Track Record
offers online courses that have been thoroughly "school-tested"--more than
300,000 courses have been delivered to students in a national network of
virtual public schools throughout America. So you can rest assured that all
600+ courses are rigorous, engaging, and proven effective for
students of all ages, and across the academic spectrum. The Connections
Academy program also gets
top marks in user satisfaction:
More than 96% of parents agree that Connection Academy's curriculum is high quality, and 92%
say their students agree they are making good academic progress with
Top Curriculum -- from Algebra to Web Design
Connections Academy offers a wide array of
courses designed to meet diverse student needs, from young learners to
graduating seniors. Connection Academy's exceptional curriculum and
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 recorded
Connections Academy also integrates curriculum elements from top-notch partners such as K to
the 8th Power®, Discovery Education®, McGraw Hill, and Pearson/Prentice
Hall®, into their lesson plans.
Whether you're looking for
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
Full-time and Part-time Enrollment for Fall and Spring
Semesters Is Open Now
Click here to see a
full list of online courses
available through National Connections Academy and register today. For more
information, call us at 888-533-6303.
Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality,
highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12.
Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school
programs, 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 students 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!