I choose this school for my daughter because of the strong curriculum and clubs that were offered, I like that we can schedule our lessons when we want allowing for extra activities after we complete to days work or in between classes. The Lessons are easy to navigate with lots of extra ideas if your student needs a little more help on the subject. I like the fact that if my daughter already has the skills taught in a lesson we can do a quick review and move forward to something that will challenge her. There are weekly live lessons that allow the kids to talk to others in the class as well as the teacher. Over all a strong Curriculum, easy to navigate website, and real teachers who are there to support your child.
Colorado Connections Academy is online school that allows children to break away from the tradition desk and chalkboard classrooms. Allowing them free-range to learn at their own pace.
We chose Connections Academy because my daughter was having severe panic attacks at a public school. We thought that once she worked this out, she would go back to public school. Well, that was 4 1/2 years ago. She has been an honor roll student every year for the past 4 years. This would not have been possible if it were not for the attention of the fantastic teachers at Connections. The second they see a student haveing trouble with something there on it immediately, there calling and web mailing and they get things taken care of before a student falls behind. They work with them to make sure the student truly understand before letting the student move on. You will never see this in a public school, or even other on line schools. When my daughter needs help, there always there for her. The teachers at Connections walk that extra mile for each and every student and this is extremely important for our future. These teachers know that these kids ARE our future and they make sure that future is going to be a bright one! Thank You Misty Scheidt
Many people aren't familiar with an online school schedule, pace, or follow up system and it takes a lot of adjustment, but when you consider that both you and your student have to work together with the school staff, it should make it obvious that THIS is what schooling should be for students. Ask yourself the following; When was the last time you could review the entire work/homework schedule your child was required to complete for EVERY assigned class? When was the last time you were able to review ever answer on every test or homework assignment in your childs class? No more "Oh, I forgot", or "I don't know what I got wrong", or even missing assignments. It's all in print on YOUR screen at home. And there are no more behavorial issues, fights, favoritism. It is learning as it's meant to be. Set by expierenced and knowledgeable staff, with guidance, taught and supported by both teachers AND parents.
We love this school.. far better than the charter school my kids were at. It is a demanding schedule but it is very flexible. My children are getting the individual learning here and moving at their own pace, rather than being held back. The teachers are amazing.
I was excited when the ads described CCA as a "work at your own pace" school, but the truth is if your child does fall behind in the daily work they will fail. This was no different than homeschooling as far as the parental commitment, you must be your child's full time teacher and the CCC teachers are only there as occasional help. Example, if there are 100 assignments within the school year and your child "works at their own pace" and only finishes 80 they will fail. It's very deceiving, they do not give the children who do not fit into a normal school pace tools to succeed. My opinion this school should only be used as a tool for homeschooling your own child not as an alternate public school source.
Suburb school. Clubs and activities are amazing. The best decision we ever made. Staff is super supportive. Our child is thriving here.
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