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School Choice Week, Digital Learning Day help parents consider options

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Arizona Connections Academy

With National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 – Feb. 1) this week and Digital Learning Day (Wed., Feb. 5) approaching, there is no better time for families to explore the education options available for their students in Arizona.

Whether a family is interested in making the switch to a new school mid-year or plans to wait until the fall, National School Choice Week offers an opportunity to showcase the available effective education options for students.

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Arizona Connections Academy student Arianna Kurtz helps Helen Hart during the school’s “Connections Cares” visit to the Devonshire Senior Center in Phoenix. ACA’s National Honor Society students gave one-on-one lessons relating to Facebook, word processing, website maintenance, cell phone features and other technical questions.
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Access to online learning is at an all-time high—fully online schools served an estimated 310,000 students in 30 states during the 2012–13 school year, according to Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning, a recently released national report, and the numbers continue to grow.

With more virtual school choices than ever, Arizona Connections Academy, a K–12 online public school serving students statewide, will be hosting several events in the coming weeks for families to learn more learn about the world-class curriculum, and thoroughly explore the high-quality online program.

Families interested in learning more about Arizona Connections Academy can attend one of the online information sessions with a school representative. In-person Information Sessions are slated to begin statewide in March.

“When looking to switch schools, the format of virtual public schools can ease a student’s adjustment period and physical transition for both student and family,” said Kerri Wright, Arizona Connections Academy Principal. “Parents should do their homework to compare various online schools and ensure they have certified teachers and accredited curriculum. It is also helpful to get the necessary paperwork together such as school transcripts and immunization records.”

Arizona Connections Academy combines Arizona-certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, unique technology tools, and an extensive selection of electives and clubs to create an individualized alternative to the bricks-and-mortar classroom.

Arizona Connections Academy is still enrolling students for the 2013–14 school year. Enrollment for the 2014–15 school year will begin March 1. For more information, visit or call (800) 382–6010.