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International Connections Academy Hosts Online Open Houses for Families Considering K-12 Virtual Private School

By Abi Mandelbaum
August 1st, 2014

New families who enroll their students full-time for the 2014-15 school year by July 31 will receive a 5% discount to attend the global, college preparatory online private school

Baltimore, MD–(July 30, 2014)–Families across the United States and around the globe are exploring virtual private school as they consider education options for the upcoming school year. International Connections Academy (iNaCA, www.InternationalConnectionsAcademy.com) is hosting a free Virtual Open House event for families to learn more about online learning for their students in grades kindergarten through 12. Families who enroll in the full-time program by July 31 will receive a five percent discount on enrollment.

“Planning ahead and understanding how online private school works is essential to ensuring the academic and emotional success of students enrolled in our virtual school,” said Hannah Rinehart, International Connections Academy Director of School. “Attending an Open House can help families get a feel for what to expect and what’s involved in online education to determine if it’s the best fit for their student.”

Interested parents and students are encouraged to learn more by registering to attend an upcoming Virtual Open House, where attendees can meet with teachers and school staff online, ask questions and get program details from the comfort of home.

Virtual Open House Events:

Thursday, July 31st: 7:00pm–8:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 5th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 7th: 7:00pm–8:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 12th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 14th: 7:00pm–8:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 19th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 21th: 7:00pm–8:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 26th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 28th: 7:00pm–8:00pm EDT

International Connections Academy students learn from home, or anywhere there is an Internet connection, and work with teachers who are licensed and specially trained in online instruction. Hallmarks of the virtual private school include personalized learning, high-quality U.S. curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, certified teachers, and a secure, award-winning online learning system. Full partners in the learning process, the school requires a Learning Coach, typically a parent, to monitor progress in the home, oversee daily schedules, and to help motivate students. For additional support, parents can contact their iNaCA Relationship Manager directly when needing assistance.

“We understand that the transition can be overwhelming for families new to virtual learning,” said Elva Gaile, Admissions Team Lead at International Connections Academy. “Communication is key—parents can come to their dedicated Relationship Managers immediately when they have questions or need help navigating the program.”

Students in grades K–12 can enroll full time or part time depending on their scheduling needs. Experienced school counselors guide students through the college application process, leading to acceptances at many outstanding schools. Students also have access to innovative electives and programs like Juilliard eLearning online music courses, Gifted and Talented, Honors, and Advanced Placement courses. iNaCA’s College Acceleration program allows students to earn a high school diploma and an American Public University Associate degree in 4 years or earn college credits toward a Bachelor’s degree through University of Maryland University College.

“Our individualized student-centered approach benefits all types of students—those who are gifted, those who are struggling, and those who may do better learning outside a traditional classroom,” Rinehart said. “Students whose families live, work, or travel overseas continue to find success in our program.”

For more information or to register for an upcoming event, visit www.InternationalConnectionsAcademy.com/events.

About International Connections Academy
International Connections Academy is an accredited, online private school serving students in grades K–12 throughout the United States and abroad. Recognizing individualized instruction as the key to student academic and personal success, iNaCA’s highly trained, certified teachers offer instruction tailored to each student’s strengths and challenges using an award-winning computer-based curriculum, real-time instruction, and time-tested course materials from leading publishers. Our parent company, Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education LLC, was founded in 2001 by educators and innovators who recognized the power of online learning to transform K–12 education. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO). For more information, visit www.internationalconnectionsacademy.com.

Media Contact:
LaWanda Stone
Connections Education
lstone@connectionseducation.com
443.873.1824

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.