GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As families continue to seek further flexibility and personalization in their education options, Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), a public, tuition-free, online school serving K-12 students statewide, continues to receive high ranks from families. A 2016-17 Parent Satisfaction Survey, administered through an independent research firm, found that parent satisfaction with MICA is at a record high. The program was given an "A" or "B" grade by 93 percent of parents, while 95 percent of parents said their child or children are satisfied with the program.
"Students and parents alike find MICA to be the answer they are seeking when it comes to public education," said Bryan Klochack, principal of MICA. "We've found that the combination of our skilled teachers partnering with both students and parents truly enhances the entire learning experience."
The survey also found that 97 percent of parents are satisfied with the helpfulness of their teachers at MICA, and 95 percent of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality.
Online education continues to appeal to many types of families. According to the survey, parents' top reasons for enrolling in MICA include: change from their current school (47%), desire for more flexibility (45%), and desire for a safe learning environment (39%).
"My kids will be getting certified on various machines at the local tech shop, launching their publishing company, and apprenticing with computer game designers and animators. This could not happen without the flexibility we experience with our online school," said Sarah Hodsdon, parent at MICA. "We are educating our children in a way that will make them relevant in a cyber-connected global economy."
MICA 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 school combines high-quality resources from leading publishers with cutting-edge yet easy-to-use technology and hands-on materials to offer families a personalized approach to education.
For more information, visit http://www.MichiganConnectionsAcademy.com.
About Michigan Connections Academy
Michigan Connections Academy is a tuition-free statewide online charter school serving students in grades K-12 across Michigan. The school is authorized by the Ferris State University Charter Schools Office. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit www.MichiganConnectionsAcademy.com.
SOURCE Michigan Connections Academy