Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Arizona Connections Academy (ACA), a tuition-free, fully accredited virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide.
Arizona Connections Academy currently serves 2,044 students throughout Arizona, up from 1,699 students enrolled this time last year. The school offers students an individualized approach to learning and combines state-certified teachers, an award winning curriculum, technology tools, and socialization opportunities.
Virtual schools appeal to all types of students, and families are choosing them for a variety of reasons. According to a 2013 third-party survey of parents of students enrolled at Arizona Connections Academy, the top reasons for choosing an online school include: having a child that doesn’t learn well in traditional school setting; the desire for a more flexible school schedule; wanting a change in the learning environment from their current school situation; and wanting a safe learning environment. Learn more in Connections Education’s Infographic: Growth of K-12 Online Education.
According to Arizona Connections Academy Principal Kerri Wright, it’s important for families considering full-time virtual schools to attend one of the school’s online or in-person information sessions or parent-to-parent meetings, which take place in a more casual setting.
“Families really get a feel for what to expect and what’s involved in online education so they can determine if it is the best fit for their child,” said Wright. “Planning ahead and understanding how it all works is essential to ensuring the academic and emotional success of students enrolled in a virtual school.”
Arizona Connections Academy’s information sessions cover a variety of topics, including the school’s program and curriculum, how teachers interact with students in a virtual environment, social events, such as field trips and clubs, and other relevant topics. Because Arizona Connections Academy is a virtual school, it is available to K-12 students who reside anywhere in Arizona. Tuition is free, and enrolled students receive a computer and books at no charge.
For more information, visit www.ArizonaConnectionsAcademy.com or call (800) 382–6010.
About Connections Academy
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 children who want an individualized approach to education. Among the schools supported by Connections in the 2013–14 school year are 25 Connections Academy virtual (online) public schools that operate in 23 states. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, International Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO) www.Pearson.com<http://www.pearson.com/.