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How to Homeschool Online: What is Homeschool Connections

How to Homeschool Online: What is Homeschool Connections

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Welcome to Homeschool Connections, the preferred choice for online courses taught in the Catholic tradition. Homeschool Connections is a family-first organization designed to complement your homeschooling efforts. We provide two types of course offerings: live and recorded courses. Our live online classes are taught by master instructors, covering subjects ranging from math, science, world history, […]

Beau – Online Public School: Thriving in a Safe Learning Environment

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“Hi, I’m Beau Patterson. I’m a 9th grader at Connections Academy. Before Connections Academy I went to school that I was bullied and pushed around and beat up a lot. And it got so bad that I stopped wanting to go there. My grades started dropping and slipping a lot. And it just became a […]

Transitioning from Online High School to College: How Virtual School Prepared Anna for College

Transitioning from Online High School to College: How Virtual School Prepared Anna for College

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“I’m Anna Marie Ridenour and I’m a recent graduate of Connections Academy. I was in the program for eight years and I am an honors student and I was the valedictorian for my class. I find that I actually enjoy school a lot more with Connections Academy, because I can do it on my own […]

What does a class look like in a k-12 online school?

What does a class look like in a k-12 online school?

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So I teach first grade. I begin my class by singing I sing a welcome song every morning. So the students have their 10-15 seconds to get their headsets on and to really get ready to start class. We use Blackboard Collaborate as our mode for having our classes. It’s basically I usually describe it […]

Virtual School: A Day in the Life of a Connections Academy Family

Virtual School: A Day in the Life of a Connections Academy Family

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On Screen: Connections Academy On Screen: A Day In The Life of Two Connections Academy Families Craigo Family: Hi, we’re the Craigos, and we love Connections Academy! Martin Family: Hi, we’re the Martins, and we love Connections Academy we love Connections Academy! On Screen: The Martin Family Carla Martin: My name is Carla Martin Eric […]

Ask CA #3 – How Do You Get Ready for Online School?

Ask CA #3 – How Do You Get Ready for Online School?

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Justin: I’m Justin. Kendra: And I’m Kendra. Justin: You have questions about going to school online at Connections Academy? We have answers. Kendra: Okay. This one’s a great question. Justin: When you have a bad hair day, is it fine because you’re online or way, way worse, because the computer just makes you look freaky? […]

Ask CA #2 – How Do You Talk to Online School Classmates?

Ask CA #2 – How Do You Talk to Online School Classmates?

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Justin: I’m Justin. Kendra: And I’m Kendra. Justin: Online school is a new concept for a lot of people, so we’re here to answer your questions about our school, Connections Academy. Kendra: Since we attend school over the computer, I can see why we get asked this question. How do you talk to your classmates? […]

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

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

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“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 […]

Ask CA #7 – Do Online Schools Work for Athletes?

Ask CA #7 – Do Online Schools Work for Athletes?

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Justin: I’m Justin. Kendra: And I’m Kendra. Justin: And we’re here to answer another one of your questions about the online school experience at Connections Academy, and this is a question a lot of people have sent in. Kendra: Do you participate in sports outside of school? Does your schedule allow you to practice during […]

Ask CA #9 – Do Online Schools Have Field Trips?

Ask CA #9 – Do Online Schools Have Field Trips?

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Kendra: I’m Kendra. Justin: And I’m Justin. Kendra: What’s it like to go to Connections Academy? You ask, we answer. Justin: Here’s one: what’s the coolest field trip you’ve ever been on? You know, a lot of people would be surprised to find out that going to school online doesn’t mean you miss out on […]