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28 days ago

Business Education Teacher

Connections Academy Duluth, GA

Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

High School English Language Arts Teacher

Connections Academy Duluth, GA

Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

School Counselor

Connections Academy Duluth, GA

Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Special Education Teacher for Georgia Alternately Assessed Students

Connections Academy Duluth, GA

Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades… Glassdoor


16 days ago

Secondary Science Teacher

Connections Academy Duluth, GA

Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades… Glassdoor


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    A great job with some inherent flaws

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    I worked at Connections Academy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of support at the administrative and corporate levels, great school culture, ability to work at least part-time at home, fair salary, opportunity to advance into roles not typically available to teachers in brick and mortar schools. At first, my salary was less than what I could make in the traditional public school, but after taking on some additional responsibilities, I was making quite a bit more than I could have made elsewhere with my experience (I'm a fairly young teacher; only about 5 years of experience in the classroom total).

    Cons

    High workloads, often 200-300 students on your roster, a lot of work to attempt to engage students/families who often do not want to be engaged (i.e., students who want to drop out of school but do not want to be labeled a drop out, so they attend virtual academies to "hide out"). I would like to see more being done to re-route students for whom the virtual school model simply does not work. A lot of time is spent by teachers chasing these students down and trying many things to engage them with little results. It also results in high failure rates for teachers, even when they work very hard to individualize instruction for their 200+ students--a very difficult task.

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    I believe this model can only work effectively if teachers are able to develop relationships with their students--this is already difficult virtually, but when teachers have 200+ students on their rosters, it's virtually impossible (no pun intended). This is a normal caseload in the virtual environment and there aren't really any steps being taken by CA to make it more manageable. It's just accepted as something that comes with teaching at a virtual public school. I like that the virtual school model is growing and that it provides opportunities for many students for whom attending a traditional, brick and mortar school is difficult for various reasons, but some of the criticism that virtual schools face (primarily due to the high number of students that one teacher can be assigned) is warranted. It should say something that teachers are often asked not to tell students/parents how many students they have on their roster.

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