Arianna – Homeschool vs. Public Online School: Making the Switch to Online Learning


Arianna – Homeschool vs. Public Online School: Making the Switch to Online Learning

“Hi my name is Arianna Krutz. I am in 9th grade and I go to Connections Academy. Before coming to Connections Academy, I was homeschooled from pre-school up until 7th grade. I loved having my parents as my teachers. I had one-on-one time with my mom, so we could talk in-depth about the lessons I was learning. We would do science fairs. We would do art projects. We went on field trips, did community service and I hung out with all my friends. That’s actually why I like Connections Academy because it reminds me of my experience being homeschooled I can still do do my schoolwork at home at my own pace, my parents are involved and they help me through tough subjects and it’s completely flexible, which is important to me because we travel so much. But it’s also different from homeschooling, because I have different teachers for each of my classes. I have an online curriculum with specific lessons for each school day and I can participate in programs like the National Junior Honor Society, which I wouldn’t be able to do if I were still homeschooled. I wanted to go to Connections Academy because I knew computer technology was getting more advanced, and considering Connections Academy is an online school, I would have an edge in computer skills and computer technology. Plus, it was a new vibe, and with a change of teachers and schoolwork, I thought it would be a great idea. I actually like doing school. I can take my work wherever I go and I can do my work at my own pace. I also love my LiveLessons. I can chat with classmates and we go over lessons with the teachers, just like in a regular classroom. Connections Academy has some really great field trips. My favorite was going to the Phoenix Art Museum. I got to meet my friends and my teachers. It was just really awesome. In my free time, I like to read, hike, hang out with my friends, sing, play guitar and piano, play music with my band, and travel all over the world. After I graduate, I am going to college. Connections Academy is helping me get there because they have college advisors, I can get possible college credits, and I will receive a diploma after I graduate. These are all opportunities I wouldn’t have, if I was still homeschooled. Connections Academy lets me focus on the subjects I like to learn and it gives me an opportunity to do things I love.” *Singing* “You can’t build your castle in the sand.”

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5 thoughts on “Arianna – Homeschool vs. Public Online School: Making the Switch to Online Learning”

  1. aubrey saguing says:

    I want to be homeschooled so bad :'(

  2. Jamocha Sims says:

    can you tell me more about the school im stating 9th grade with CAVA this fall 2014 I would like to know what should I expect like computers and supplies

  3. Mae Javier says:

    How do you transfer from public school to online school??!??
    Please help me !!!

  4. Cody H says:

    i go to agora, these type of online schools gave me social anxiety after i was pulled out of public 3 years ago.

  5. minecraftboytoy says:

    if you really want an edge in computers and other sciences just tinker around a little bit you will learn a lot at your own pace just saying

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