I had three children enrolled this year. The elementary school teacher was very involved in my sons education. She even took the time to help when she didn't have too. My middle schooler and high schooler didn't have the same experience. The main issues they had was some teachers didn't get back to my children when they had questions. My children had to figure everything out by themselves. The teacher gave short answers if they even got a message. We couldn't understand what the teachers wanted and would get short emails back but no answers. I emailed the administration about these issues and they just emails short answers. I had to call the principal and still he showed no concern and didn't solve the problem. The communication between students, teachers, administration, and parents is the main issue. I was told they would help us every step of the way and the truth is your on your own. I was grateful to have an great elementary teacher who really cared. My experience with Connections Academy was not a good one. I will be sending my children to another school.
WE are an Active Duty Officers who have experienced nothing but complications with this school.
After a conference call with
3) Tier 2 Customer Support
It was determined that Connections Academy is UNABLE to meet educational needs of Active Duty Military or Gifted students resulting in immediate dis-enrollment that day..
Contact with other Parents has shown the greatest selling point of NCA is getting a free computer and a monthly stipend to pay for Internet access.
Their is also the false sense of accomplishment as many parents "Help" their students get higher scores on assessments they would have gotten in a classroom taking tests without their "help".
The only subject that accomplished projects on a weekly basis through LiveSesson was Art.
Student had contact with Homeroom Teacher only once and that was after the Student initiated the contact to resolve a problem.
At the end of which the Teacher declared that the phone call will count as the bi-weekly telephone call instead of her calling him later in the week..
The the 8 weeks it too to enroll and be placed in classes the Student had not received any textbooks or workbooks from NCA.
However it seems NCA takes the typical approach that the smarter a student is the MORE work they need to do not less.
When confronted with problems the Principle Connections and the Superintendent engaged in nothing but finger pointing and blame shifting to the student.
Literally calming that they are 100% blameless and Everything is either the Student's or Parent's fault.
This followed by the Principle recommending immediate dis-enrollment of the Student from the school despite the Student being in the Gifted Program.
Nevada Connections Academy,
Connections Academy LLC
Accepted any responsibility for the situation attempting to blame all academic issues on the Student.
Even though it was established that NCA made no attempt to contact the Student's previous school for academic records.
Fact, in 6 weeks the Student had not been contacted by a single teacher by phone or email.
With a child with an IEP, I feel this school was not able to offer what was needed to help him be successful. My two other children who are honor students struggled with the material being boring and not challenging enough.
I have enrolled 3 of my children in NV Connections Academy. When we recieved the box full of supplies and computer, my kids were very excited. 1st day of school was very hectic, trying to get everyone on schedule. Then on day 3 and 4 Connections computers went down. There was no access. When they came back up on Monday morning, all of my kids were behind. Instead of allowing them to start where they left off, my children were not stressed out about catching up. They were starting school at 8 am an finishing for the day at 5 pm. at the end of the day they were wore out and still not caught up. We are now in day 7 of Connections Academy. We have tried multiple times to get a hold of Admin, Vice Principal and Counselors, but continually get voicemails. Teachers are fairly easy to get a hold of, but upper admin and counselors are virtually impossible. They then respond with emails instead of returning phone calls. We have unenrolled our children. Connections is very disorganized, and seems to run off of teachers and staff that work out of their home and do not take education seriously. We felt like our children deserved better.