Colorado Connections Academy Online K-12 Public Schools Receive Stellar Report Card From Parents

Parents reveal top reasons for enrolling their students in online school

Online public schools are an effective and viable option for families statewide, and we’re very happy to see that families are pleased with the benefits we’re delivering to both students and their parents

Colorado Connections Academy online public schools have announced the results of their Parent Satisfaction Survey for the 2016-17 school year. The annual survey found 90% of parents gave the full-time, tuition-free statewide online schools an “A” or “B” grade, well above the 67% “A” or “B” rating parents nationwide gave their public schools, according to Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll’s annual survey. The third-party survey marks the inaugural year of results for Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango and over a decade of top marks for Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton.

“We’re excited about the success of the Durango school during its first year, and parents’ high satisfaction with this new school option,” said Chaille Hymes, school leader for Colorado Connections Academy schools. “Online public schools are an effective and viable option for families statewide, and we’re very happy to see that families are pleased with the benefits we’re delivering to both students and their parents.”

The survey found that 93% of parents would recommend Colorado Connections Academy schools to parents whose children are not enrolled in the program. Parents also consistently gave Colorado Connections Academy schools high marks for its teachers and curriculum. Nearly all respondents (95%) agree that the curriculum is high quality, and 94% of parents are satisfied with the variety of learning activities provided by the program. Parents agree that teachers, the core of the online school program, improve the learning experience for students (92%), and 95% are satisfied with the helpfulness of their children’s teachers.

“The teachers and counselors are extremely helpful, and easy to contact when needed,” commented parent Michele Erickson. “My child has gone from not liking his local school to loving the online experience. It has been really nice to see this change in him.”

The 2016-17 survey for Colorado…

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