—Local families invited to learn about innovative public school option that delivers a high quality, individualized education to students online—
Anita, IA (Feb. 7, 2012)— Iowa Connections Academy, a new statewide K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Davenport for families interested in learning more about its tuition-free online public school program and customized approach to learning.
Iowa Connections Academy has begun enrollment as part of the state’s open enrollment period for the 2012–13 academic year - interested families should be aware of the March 1, 2012 deadline.
The Davenport Information Sessions will take place:
Wednesday, February 8 and February 29 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton Inn and Suites
5290 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport
Families unable to attend the in-person session are invited to attend a real-time online session with a Connections Academy representative. More information below and at www.IowaConnectionsAcademy.com.
Iowa Connections Academy combines the expertise and accountability of public education and the flexibility of online classes and learning at home. As a public school, there are no fees to attend. Hallmarks of the program include Iowa-licensed teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum and unique technology tools to help students succeed. Social growth will be encouraged through electives, clubs and community events.
Learning outside of the traditional classroom can be a great fit for all types of students including those who are ahead or behind in the classroom, those who require a flexible schedule, as well as those who live in rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Connections Academy’s program.
At the in-person and online information sessions families can meet and talk to a representative of Iowa Connections Academy, explore the program and curriculum, and learn more about the enrollment process. For more information, visit www.IowaConnectionsAcademy.com.
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Friday, February 10, 12:00 pm
Monday, February 13, 7:00 pm
Friday, February 17, 12:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 pm
Friday, February 24, 12:00 pm
Monday, February 27, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 29, 12:00 pm
About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited 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 2011-2012 school year, Connections Academy will serve students in 22 states via 23 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. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education LLC. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO) www.Pearson.com.
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