Bionca Smith, Parent
A traditional public school was not working for California Connections Academy elementary-school student Carter Davis and his mom, Bionca Smith, an entrepreneur and blogger who wanted to be more involved in her child’s education. She felt disconnected from what Carter was learning, similarly to how her child felt enrolled in a traditional school setting. Carter struggled to relate to the curriculum and make progress. Connections Academy changed all that. Here is how Bionca views Connections Academy’s impact on her family:
“The flexibility that we get from Connections Academy has been a lifesaver for me as a single mom and entrepreneur. Now, my son and I work side by side, and I don’t have to worry about not being able to spend enough quality time with my child. With Connections Academy, kids are better able to explore passions that they may not have discovered until later in life.
I’d recommend every family seek alternative forms of education and find the one that matches the needs and interests of their children and family lifestyle. We don’t all live and learn the same way, and parents may be surprised to find that alternatives can work better and can help their family meet their goals.
Connections Academy almost seems too good to be true because of the abundance of support and learning tools that they provide. Their program and structure enable a child to gain skills that aren’t taught in traditional schooling, which is priceless and transferable to all areas of life now and in the future.”