Michigan Connections Academy Celebrates 10 Years of Success

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Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), a public, tuition-free online school, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this school year. Today, more than 1,600 students from across the state are enrolled at Michigan Connections Academy as families seek to take advantage of the school’s commitment to individualized learning and increased parent engagement.

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"Online learning gives students a leg-up in life readiness,” Michigan Connections Academy Superintendent Bryan Klochack stated. “It teaches our students time management skills, resiliency, organization and how to navigate and research online – all critical skills in today’s competitive job market."

Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), a public, tuition-free online school, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this school year. Today, more than 1,600 students from across the state are enrolled at Michigan Connections Academy as families seek to take advantage of the school’s commitment to individualized learning and increased parent engagement.

A decade after opening, Michigan Connections Academy’s enrollment has grown by approximately 300%, with students in grades K-12 able to log-in from wherever there is an Internet connection – whether that’s the comfort of their bedroom or the local coffee shop. This past June, more than 120 students graduated from Michigan Connections Academy.

“As education continues to evolve, what all educators recognize is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning,” said Bryan Klochack, Michigan Connections Academy's superintendent and lead administrator since the school’s inception. “Online learning has increased in popularity here in Michigan and across the country over the past decade as parents seek the appropriate learning environment for their children.

“At Michigan Connections Academy, we are fortunate to have a dedicated staff of professionals committed to providing a high-quality educational experience for our students,” Klochack continued. “I look forward to seeing our students continue to achieve exceptional results and am excited about what the future holds for our school.”

Families choose to enroll their children at Michigan Connections Academy for a variety of reasons, including greater involvement in their child’s education, flexible scheduling and a safer learning environment. A recent survey shows that parents are extremely satisfied with the school, as more than 90% would recommend Michigan Connections Academy to other families. Additionally, nearly 95% of the school’s parents agree that Michigan Connections Academy's technology tools improve their child’s learning experience.

“Online learning gives students a leg-up in life readiness,” Klochack stated. “It teaches our students time management skills, resiliency, organization and how to navigate and research online – all critical skills in today’s competitive job market. We are grateful to all the families, teachers and staff who have made these past 10 years rewarding and memorable.”

For more information on online learning or to enroll your child, visit http://www.MichiganConnectionsAcademy.com.

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