Elkhart, Kansas (March 2, 2020) – Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free, statewide, online public school announces open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. The school, which served approximately 660 students in grades K-12 across the state during the 2019-20 school year, offers a flexible online learning option to accommodate the needs of the modern student and grants families the ability to personalize and monitor their student’s education.
“We’re coming off of our 10th year at Kansas Connections Academy, which allows us the opportunity to look at the 2020-21 school year with a fresh perspective,” said Mandi Adams-Brazill, principal at Kansas Connections Academy. “We’ve established a high-quality learning environment for students to grow and thrive, and we are excited to continue serving children and families in Kansas through the next decade.”
Kansas Connections Academy provides a flexible education option for a diverse group of students, including competitive athletes with strict training schedules, those who need an alternative to homeschooling or the traditional classroom, students looking to expand course offerings with a more challenging workload, and those seeking a safe and bully-free learning environment, among others.
With advanced technology and a rigorous curriculum, state-certified teachers work closely with students to develop individualized learning plans that nurture strengths and provide additional support in areas that need improvement. Students have frequent opportunities to socialize with their classmates and interact with their teachers in the virtual classroom, at in-person school events, and through online clubs and activities. Kansas Connections Academy extracurricular clubs range from art and science to career prep and sports. The school also hosts numerous field trips and in-person ceremonies, including volunteer service opportunities and a graduation ceremony, to help build community among students.
“Kansas Connections Academy has been the perfect educational experience for my son, Elliott,” said Seneca-based mother Mary Crabtree. “His teachers go above and beyond to ensure he feels supported and confident in his learning, and they are always available to answer questions. The school’s flexibility has also allowed him to really pursue his passion of flying hot air balloons.”
Interested families can learn more about the online school and explore the Kansas Connections Academy program through a variety of in-person and online information sessions in the coming months. These events provide families the opportunity to meet with school staff and ask questions to determine if virtual school is a good fit for their student.
About Kansas Connections Academy
Kansas Connections Academy is a tuition-free, high-quality, highly accountable virtual public school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Kansas. Kansas Connections Academy is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. Kansas Connections Academy is operated in partnership with the Elkhart Unified School District 218. Kansas Connections Academy provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an innovative curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of state-certified quality teachers, a proven school curriculum, unique electives, technology tools and community experiences create a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, visit http://www.KansasConnectionsAcademy.com or call 1-800-382-6010.