Resources for Online High School Students
High school is an exciting time that can give teens more opportunities to focus on courses, prepare for college or career, and discover interests they can develop over a lifetime of learning. At Connections Academy®–supported tuition-free online high schools, students have the advantage of:
- a supportive online learning environment
- a high-quality curriculum that includes all core high school courses and many electives
- certified teachers who are specially trained to teach online and are experts in their fields
- at-home learning, which offers a more flexible schedule for sports, the arts, or other interests
Transitioning to Online High School
When you transfer to Connections Academy, enrollment and placement specialists review your school transcript to make sure you are credited properly for the courses you’ve already taken. Teachers welcome new students and go above and beyond to help create an environment where all students thrive.
As a high school student, we encourage you to get involved in selecting courses and electives and setting up your learning space.
What is online school like?
Without the distractions of crowded classrooms and students with different learning styles and needs, you may find that you can focus better on schoolwork. You’ll get to set up a quiet, dedicated learning space for school. Online high school students spend much of their time on the computer, interacting with texts, videos, and other learning materials and meeting online with their teachers and peers.
Each day, you’ll log in to the online learning platform to access your courses. You’ll have daily flexibility to tackle your workload in a way that works for you. So if you learn best after a workout, you can go to the gym and then focus on a math or science course in the late morning, with history and literature in the afternoon, for example.
Socializing in Online High School
Many students worry that they won’t have a social life in online school. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can choose to have as much or as little peer interaction as you’re comfortable with.
Online high school lets you arrange your daily schedule, so fitting in opportunities to socialize, from study groups to exercise, becomes much easier.