Connections Academy

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  • Grade 3 = Arizona and Colorado Grade 6 = Arizona and Colorado Grade 7 = Arizona, Colorado, Ohio Grade 11 = Nevada and Pennsylvania
  • Connections Academy

    1. 1. Harnessing the Transformational Power of Online Learning
    2. 2. How Can We Tailor School to Fit Students?
    3. 3. Instead of the Other Way Around?
    4. 4. iNACOL Manifesto <ul><li>Every Student’s Right to Online Learning Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>… all students have the opportunity to choose an online learning course or program that meets their needs as part of their K-12 education. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Dimensions of Online Learning
    6. 6. Who We Are <ul><li>Founded by Sylvan ® in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and provide proven educational products and services that create academic and emotional success for students in non-traditional settings </li></ul>
    7. 7. What We Do <ul><li>Partner with school districts, state departments of education, and charter schools to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate virtual public schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide online courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot blended & hybrid models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serving 25,000 full-time K-12 students in 15 states in 2009-10 </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Connections Academy Model How Does It Work? Expert, specially trained teachers work with students from distance A Learning Coach or Mentor is face-to-face with the student
    9. 9. Connections Academy in 2009-11 Washington Oregon California Nevada Idaho Utah Arizona Montana Texas New Mexico Alaska Hawaii Colorado Wyoming Nebraska Oklahoma Kansas North Dakota South Dakota Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Indiana Illinois Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Florida Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania Maine New Hampshire Vermont Rhode Island New York Connecticut New Jersey Massachusetts Full-Time Virtual Public Schools
    10. 10. Student-centric Philosophy © 2008 Connections Academy®, LLC. This material is protected by copyright and owned by Connections Academy, LLC, and/or owned by, and used withpermission from, third party content owners, and cannot be used or reproduced, in whole or in part, without express consent of the owner. All rights reserved. Mirai Nagasu, CapoCA student and Olympic ice skater ColoCA student and Colorado State Spelling Bee champion Drew Lovejoy, OCA student and Irish dance world champion
    11. 11. Who Do We Serve? 48% Free/Reduced Lunch 25% Minority 51% Female 49% Male
    12. 12. 13% Students with Special Needs Also 8% Gifted!
    13. 13. Significant Academic Results
    14. 14. Longevity and Proficiency
    15. 15. High Parent Satisfaction My children are satisfied with the Connections Academy program* The curriculum is high quality* *Based on a survey of Connections Academy families conducted in February 2009 by Leo J. Shapiro.
    16. 16. www.connectionsacademy.com

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