Live Twitter Chat: How to Choose The Best Online School for Students

July 16, 2013

Join Oregon Connections Academy virtual school parent, Kimberly Guy, as she shares her family’s path to online school—participants are invited to ask questions, learn more about comparing virtual schools and how to choose the best fit.

Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

When it comes to online schooling options, how do parents know they are choosing the best program for their students? Learn how one family made an informed decision about virtual schools during a live Twitter chat with Kimberly Guy—a parent and Learning Coach of three years from Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), a statewide K-12 online public school—on Tuesday, July 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. EDT.

When Guy realized that her gifted and talented son needed more challenge than what the traditional classroom offered, she began searching for a new school option. With so many choices, Guy found herself facing the same question as many families—what is the right fit for my students?

Initially, Guy opted to homeschool, but found it time-consuming to select the curriculum. Additionally, she wanted to be sure she was giving her children high-quality instruction and meeting state standards. When the Guy family learned about online public schools, they researched and compared options thoroughly.

Guy says she ultimately chose Oregon Connections Academy for the high-quality curriculum, the certified teachers, the one-on-one attention, and the support of a community. Her family has been with ORCA for three years now, and they continue to thrive in the school.

What: Live Twitter Chat—A Parent’s Advice for Comparing Online Schools

How: To see the discussion, follow @ConnectionsAcad on Twitter, then search for the hashtag #AskConnections. To Tweet questions during the chat, use hashtag: #AskConnections.

When: Tuesday, July 16, from 8 to 9 p.m. EDT    

Who: The general public is invited to join the Twitter conversation as Connections Academy parent and Learning Coach for three years Kimberly Guy answers questions.

Connections Academy schools offer a challenging, standards-based alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar school with a full-time virtual school program that combines certified teachers and a comprehensive curriculum with technology tools and community experiences to create an individualized approach to education. Back-to-school is around the corner and enrollment for the 2013-14 school year at Connections Academy schools is already underway.

Families are also invited to participate in Connections Academy's next Twitter chat on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. EDT with California Connections Academy @ Ripon parent Irene Burgess about starting off the school year strong in an online school.

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About Connections Academy

Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. In the 2012–13 school year, Connections Academy will serve students in 22 states via 24 virtual public schools. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, National Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades.

For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).

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