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Connections Academy Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "It's nice to have the option to work from home" (in 74 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, awesome and competent colleagues, great administration" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Do not think that work from home means you have down time" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Low pay, have to be tech savvy, if you're willing to work for teacher pay it's great" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Elementary Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time

    Pros

    Work from home
    Flexibility
    Able to devote more time to each student and family
    Able to meet the individual needsof the child
    Amazing coworkers
    Curriculum is provided, so your focus is not on lesson plans
    Corporate listens to teachers for new ideas.
    Great technical support from corporate

    Cons

    Logging conversations with families can be time consuming, but it is so valuable

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for listening and encouraging us allto be team players.
    Change the name of portfolios to a word that is note as threatening to students or parents. They are such valuable tools of learning.


  2. "Connections New Hire Impressions"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have felt more welcome and comfortable in 3 weeks in this online setting than I did an entire year at my former school.

    Cons

    It's a different environment! Getting to know the students is tough but not impossible.

  3. "Pretty Awesome Job"

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Walpole, MA
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Walpole, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-at-home, transparent administration, helping alternative populations, positive work environment

    Cons

    High student-teacher ratio, purchased curriculum that teachers can't easily edit

    Advice to Management

    Buy a new curriculum!


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Supportive staff

    Cons

    Case load high, student turn over too high

    Advice to Management

    Lower class sizes


  5. "Teacher/Master Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time

    Pros

    You are able to work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of socialization with coworkers


  6. "Indiana Connections Academy"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Computer supplied
    Some flexibility

    Cons

    Insulting pay
    Secretarial job
    Administration is incompetent and do very little work
    No staff input
    Diversity is non existent

    Advice to Management

    Staff input goes a long way. Stop hiring friends and hire competent professionals for INCC and INCA.


  7. "Great People. Extremely Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Flexible Schedule. Family first. Great supervisors.

    Cons

    Lots of travel and school salary.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Connections Academy full-time

    Pros

    I loved working with students and seeing them make growth.

    Cons

    The pay is low. Teachers who work at a charter school are paid less.

    Advice to Management

    The school can be more transparent about changes. The Science and Social Studies curriculum needs to be updated.


  9. "Good school! depends on what you teach"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive Leadership and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Special Edu department is growing so fast that the school can't hire fast enough, caseloads are large

    Advice to Management

    Expand their truancy team and improve their onboarding for new families and students


  10. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Connections Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork and co-workers. Benefits are expensive, but good.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work- life balance.


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