Connections Academy, a provider of district-funded virtual public schools, offered information on its program. Connections Academy is committed to making certified teachers central to the learning process, the company said. According to its 2005-06 parent survey, about 97 percent of parents with students in the program were pleased with the quality of teachers staffing its virtual programs. Specifically, parent respondents praised the responsiveness, accessibility, and professionalism of the academy’s teachers. The organization said highly rated teachers were a key factor in the program receiving an overall rating of “A” or “B” from parents. Connections Academy also offered information on how its Personalized Learning Plan program adapts the curriculum to the specific needs of each learner, offering a fully integrated, challenging, and proven system along with additional materials based on state and local standards.