APPLETON, Wis., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching and open enrollment for Wisconsin Connections Academy, one of the state's first full-time, 4K-12 tuition-free online public schools, will close on Tuesday, April 30th at 4:00PM CST. For those seeking a more personalized, flexible learning environment, families are required to complete an Open Enrollment Application via the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction if they are enrolling a student in a school outside their resident district.
New this year, Wisconsin Connections Academy is offering a four-year-old kindergarten (4K) program to jumpstart early learning. Aligned to the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and Common Core State Standards for kindergarten, the 4K program offers play-based learning opportunities to stimulate exploration before students enter kindergarten.
"At Wisconsin Connections Academy, we believe every student deserves an education that is best for them, and for most pre-K students, that means immersive and personalized learning," said Michelle Mueller, WCA Principal. "Our exceptional, supportive teachers work closely with each child to provide customized learning plans, schedules, and classes. We're looking forward to extending this approach to our first class of 4K students."
Using the Personalized Performance Learning® approach, Wisconsin Connections Academy teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can offer each student the best opportunity to excel. Students also have numerous opportunities to meet classmates and make friends through exciting and engaging virtual and in-person clubs, field trips and school events.
To enroll, families should gather the following state-required documents that will be uploaded online during the enrollment process:
- Date of Birth Affidavit Form
- Proof of Residence (e.g. utility bill, driver's license, W-2 showing home address)
- Academic Records (e.g. unofficial transcript, report card)
Parents or guardians interested in learning more about WCA or enrolling their child can visit www.WisconsinConnectionsAcademy.com/Enroll or call 920-993-7076.
About Wisconsin Connections Academy
Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free 4K–12 public online school operated in partnership with the Appleton Area School District. The combination of state-certified teachers, an award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, and social experiences provides a safe, supportive learning environment for families interested in a personalized, flexible education. For more information, call 920-993-7076 or visit www.WisconsinConnectionsAcademy.com.
SOURCE Wisconsin Connections Academy