Indiana Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for 2020 – 2021 School Year

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Students receive rigorous curriculum paired with teacher support anywhere there’s an Internet connection

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Indiana Connections Academy opens enrollment for 2020-21 school year

For a decade, we have worked to accommodate the needs of modern learners through unique curriculum opportunities, close-knit collaboration with fellow students and staff, supportive teachers and flexibility.

Students in grades K–12 can now enroll at Indiana Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, for the 2020–2021 school year. For 10 years, Indiana Connections Academy has provided high-quality, personalized online education taught by certified teachers using structured LiveLesson® sessions paired with the flexibility for students to learn anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

“For a decade, we have worked to accommodate the needs of modern learners through unique curriculum opportunities, close-knit collaboration with fellow students and staff, supportive teachers and flexibility,” said Chandre Sanchez-Reyes, executive director of Indiana Connections Academy. “By providing students with the personalized tools they need academically, socially and emotionally, we have seen and look forward to continuing to see our students lead successful and productive lives.”

Through advanced technology tools, teachers work closely with students to nurture their strengths and provide additional support for areas of difficulty. The diverse student body includes competitive athletes with demanding schedules, previously home-schooled students looking for academic support, children with medical issues and students seeking expanded course offerings – among others.

“We chose virtual school for many reasons, one of which was because of a bullying incident,” said Julie Cooney, parent of a student at Indiana Connections Academy. “Though we confronted the bullying problem head-on, it made us painfully aware of how much time is actually wasted at brick and mortar in any given day having to deal with issues that do not even pertain to school. My daughter is so far ahead of her peers from her previous school since we made the decision to switch to Indiana Connections Academy!”

Research shows that Indiana families enroll their students in Indiana Connections Academy for a variety of reasons and to meet a variety of educational needs. The top five reasons cited by parents who enrolled their children in Indiana Connections Academy include:
1.     Flexible schedule (42 percent)
2.     Dissatisfaction with local public school (38 percent)
3.     Safe environment (36 percent)
4.     To avoid bullying (27 percent)
5.     More involvement with child’s/children’s learning (23 percent)

A third-party survey also revealed high praise for the online school’s teachers, its curriculum in addition to its use of technology to engage students, with 95 percent of parents agreeing their children are satisfied with the program and 94 percent of parents would recommend the school to other families.

Indiana Connections Academy offers many activities throughout the course of the year to help build community and relationships including numerous field trips, Student Government, National Honor Society, prom and an in-person graduation ceremony. Indiana Connections Academy also offers many course options for students, including core classes in math, science, language arts and social studies; extensive electives including foreign languages, digital technology and career technical courses, as well as honors and Advanced Placement (AP) ® courses. The K-12 school also offers a broad assortment of online clubs, ranging from robotics and gaming to poetry and art.

With an enrollment cap of 5,000 students, it is recommended that families enroll immediately, especially those families who are new to Indiana Connections Academy. Details about upcoming information sessions including dates and locations are available online or by calling 800.382.6010. For more information about Indiana Connections Academy, visit IndianaConnectionsAcademy.com.

About Indiana Connections Academy
Indiana Connections Academy is a K-12 virtual charter school authorized by Ball State University that offers students statewide a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free, public education option. Founded in 2010, Indiana Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of state-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences create a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit IndianaConnectionsAcademy.com.

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