Kansas Connections Academy Welcomes New and Returning Students for 2021-22 School Year
Elkhart, Kan. (Aug. 16, 2021) – Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition free-online public school serving students in grades K-12, began its 2021-2022 school year today with students logging on across the state to attend their first day of virtual learning. The school currently serves more than 1,500 students, both new and returning, across Kansas.
Many families in Kansas discovered online learning amid the ongoing pandemic during the past two school years. While some are choosing to return to traditional brick-and-mortar schools this year, Kansas Connections Academy is seeing an influx of other families choosing to pursue a permanent virtual path. With twelve years of virtual education experience as an accredited school, Kansas Connections Academy serves students and families across the state with its established learning-from-home model and rigorous curriculum focused on both academics and social-emotional growth.
“We’re excited for another year of helping students ignite their passions and become resilient individuals, which is more important than ever in these challenging times,” said Joe Sailors, principal of Kansas Connections Academy. “With more than a decade of experience in virtual education, we’ve built a learning experience that helps students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. We look forward to welcoming the many new and returning families to the 2021-22 school year.”
Kansas Connections Academy is equipped with teachers who receive robust specialty training in teaching in a virtual environment to bring the curriculum to life in an engaging and well-rounded way. Students enrolled in Kansas Connections Academy bring diverse backgrounds and education histories, creating a collaborative and unique learning environment. The virtual school offers students a complete school experience through opportunities to develop social and emotional skills in addition to critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration abilities to prepare them for current and future success as they progress through college, their career and life.
Students head back to school on the heels of the recently released 2020-2021 Parent Satisfaction Survey, an annual third-party survey that provides families with the opportunity to review their experience with Kansas Connections Academy. According to the survey results:
95% of parents agree their children are satisfied with the program
93% of parents agree their children are making good progress
95% of parents agree that our technology tools improve their child’s learning experience
91% of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality
At Kansas Connections Academy, students have access to advanced courses, extracurricular activities and flexible scheduling that helps them to take ownership of their own unique educational journey. Students who enroll in the school join a collaborative community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.
For more information on Kansas Connections Academy, please visit www.KansasConnectionsAcademy.com or call 1-800-382-6010.