About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Arizona Connections Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
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Arizona Connections Academy Reviews
This school is horrible. Connections Academy lacks organization, the staff is underpaid and overworked with huge classrooms just like public schools but worse. The teachers are disconnected with the students and parents. Contacting staff at their offices is nearly impossible and the office support staff we have had experiences with were rude and uncaring. There are other homeschooling options out there. I highly suggest you research and go with one of those.. i.e. K-12 or see if something local exists in your area.
Arizona Connections Academy is a great school that allows parents to be very active in their child's education. This is now our third year in this school. The school sends you all the books and materials needed, and a computer if you do not have one available. There are live lessons (which is a live classroom). I feel the material is sometimes a little more difficult that a traditional classroom, but it challenges the children more. Teachers respond to questions very quickly. There are plenty of events to get together with other students and parents from the community, like field trips. Overall a great school and program. If you are unhappy with the class size and low test scores of your current school district, check out Connections Academy.
We started with Connections Academy for the 2009-2010 school year. My daughter had been in a regular public school from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. After we moved within a new school district I was not happy with the test scores and larger class sizes. I researched different schools and found Connections Academy. The first year was a tough start, mostly because I was a little unprepared. But half way through we got a good system going. This year has been great, currently my daughter is in the 7th Grade. The curriculum is outstanding, the communication with teachers is awesome. They have a great online Learning Management System that is easy to use.
* You get all the books and materials delivered right to your door by UPS.
* Relaxed learning environment.
* Tuition FREE
* Field Trips, Clubs and activities
* Great interactive Live Lessons
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