Is online school
Take our quiz to find out!
the right fit for your family?
What does your student’s learning space look like?
They have an office, den, or other room away from household distractions that has a desktop or laptop computer and internet connection.
They have a laptop computer and internet connection that they will use to study in any room of the house.
They have a desktop computer and internet connection in a popular area of the home, such as the family room.
We’re on the go a lot but they have frequent access to a computer and internet connection.
How would you describe your typical daily schedule?
Flexible and fairly open—I often have periods of free time throughout the day to interact and engage with my student.
Busy but not overwhelming—I have time throughout the day to check in with my student.
Busy/nonstop—I always have something to do and somewhere to be.
I work full time and will not be able to support my student while I’m working.
How do you feel your student is doing in terms of emotional and mental health?
This year was hard—my student would benefit from supportive counselors and more involved teachers.
I do my best to be there for my student, but they could use extra attention and support.
My student is doing OK, but I’d like to be able to find more one-on-one time with them.
I’m concerned about my student’s well-being. They haven’t been able to get the help they need, and I’m not sure how to find them extra support.
My student is self-motivated, organized, and can work well both independently and with others. They’re focused on their goals and can chart their own path to the future.
My student is spontaneous and can lose focus at times. They may need motivation and support to stay on track with their learning.
My student is motivated but really needs personal support to stay focused on completing tasks and remembering coursework deadlines and due dates.
My student thrives in group settings and learns best through visual learning.
Which of the following statements best describes your student’s learning style?
I’m not sure online school will offer a quality, accredited curriculum that will challenge my student and meet state guidelines for graduation.
I’m worried my child will miss interacting with other students and won’t experience fun, adventurous learning activities—like extracurricular activities, clubs, field trips, and school events.
I’m concerned about the amount of time I’ll have to commit to supporting my student in online school.
I’m not sure my student will be successful or happy in online school.
As a parent, what is your primary concern about enrolling your student in virtual school?
While we know you still want to weigh your options, based on your responses, your student has a great space in your home to engage in learning. You are also approaching online school with the right mind-set and are considering virtual school for the right reasons. Your student approaches learning with the characteristics that will help them find success in online school.
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If most of your answers were option A, your student will most likely thrive in virtual school!
You may have an ideal space for them to learn and the right amount of time to devote to supporting their success in online school, but you may want to consider making some adjustments to other factors to give your student the best possible opportunity to succeed. We suggest talking to one of our experts or attending one of our online events before making a final decision about virtual school.
If most of your answers were option B, virtual school could be the right solution for your student and family.
Connections Academy has a team of experts that can help lighten the load and make sure your student has the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive, both inside and outside of school. Our Resource Hub includes helpful information, including how to set up a learning space that helps students achieve success and organization tips to help your student stay on track. We suggest talking to one of our experts or attending one of our online events to get a clearer picture of whether virtual school is right for your student—and family.
If most of your answers were Cs, you may need to adjust some aspects of your family's lifestyle or environment to help your student succeed in virtual school.
We have plenty of families who had reservations before joining Connections Academy. We recommend talking with one of our experts or attending one of our online events to share a bit more about your student—and family’s—specific needs so we can help determine how to best support your student’s learning and growth.
If you chose mostly D answers, it seems like you lead a busy life and aren’t sure if virtual school is the right fit for you. That’s okay!