North Carolina Parents Give Statewide Virtual Public School High Marks in First Year

Posted on August 3, 2016



Press Release

♦ North Carolina Connections Academy Parents Rank Curriculum, Teachers and Technology Among Top Reasons for Overall Satisfaction with the Online School

(Durham, NC – August 2, 2016) – Parents across North Carolina have given North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA), the state’s full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-10 high marks in its first year. According to the 47th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, 88% of parents gave the overall NCCA online school program an “A” or “B” grade.

NCCA’s scores stand well above public school ratings, in which 70% of public school parents gave the school their oldest child attends an “A” or “B” grade.

Satisfaction with North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA):

88% of parents gave the overall NCCA online school program an “A” or “B” grade
According to the 47th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, NCCA’s scores stand well above public school ratings, in which 70% of public school parents gave the school their oldest child attends an “A” or “B” grade
91% of parents would recommend NCCA to parents whose children are not enrolled in the program
80% of parents are more satisfied with the NCCA program than their child’s/children’s previous school
94% of parents say their child/children are satisfied with NCCA’s program
93% of parents agree that their child/children are making good progress at NCCA
88% of parents agree that their child/children are enjoying the program
Satisfaction with NCCA teachers:

95% of parents are satisfied with the helpfulness of their NCCA teachers
90% of parents agree that the teachers improve the learning experience
91% of parents rate the response time of NCCA teachers as excellent or good
Satisfaction with NCCA curriculum:

90% of parents agree that they are satisfied with the variety of learning activities provided by the program
89% of parents agree that the program is flexible
94% of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality
94% of parents agree that the use of technology is improving the learning experience
Why Are Students in Grades K-9 Going to School Completely Online?

(Reasons for choosing NCCA)

44% require or want greater flexibility
36% want a change from their local school
33% want a safe learning environment
24% of their parents want more involvement with child’s education
13% have health concerns
8% attend to pursue the arts or sports*
6% cited bullying in a previous school*
*Indicates parents’ most significant reason for enrolling their student

NCCA has families enrolled in 94 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. If you are interested in talking to a family in your area, please reach out to Jill Hammergren, at 919-805-1061 or jill@themediapro.biz

Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year for North Carolina Connections Academy is now underway, for more information visit http://www.NorthCarolinaConnectionsAcademy.com

About North Carolina Connections Academy

North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA) is a tuition-free, online public charter school for students in grades K-10. The school, approved in February 2015 by the North Carolina State Board of Education, began delivering a fully-accredited education in the 2016-2016 school year. NCCA provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere there is an Internet connection and with an innovative online school curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of certified North Carolina-based teachers, an award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, technology tools, and social experiences provides a supportive online learning opportunity for students who want an individualized approach to education. Grade 11 will be added for school year 2017-18 and Grade 12 for year 2018-19. For more information, call 919-224-4040 or visit http://www.NorthCarolinaConnectionsAcademy.com.

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