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Is there a store where we can purchase Inspire spirit wear (shirts and sweaters)?
e have made a FB group for Connections Academy Class of 2020, please add to your groups! Spread the word! Please join us in celebrating our Seniors! Adopt a Senior and/or Post your graduate!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2590276421291639/
My best laugh yesterday:
In the Physical Science LiveLesson yesterday we were teaching the EM Spectrum. Including how bees, and hummingbirds, and about 12% of human women with tetrachromatic vision (4 types of retinal cones instead of the usual 3) see more of the spectrum than the rest of us trichromats.
At the end of the lesson a sharp young 9th grader said:

"Can you imagine wearing an outfit that incorporates gray and thinking it looks cute, meanwhile a bee flies past you and goes, "man, those colors clash horribly""
🀣
High School Environmental Activism Workshop at Idaho Conservation League.Liam on the right, Asa in front of him, and Chris presenting with a full room of young attendees to their event. Three of my Inspire HS Environmental Science students are in attendance in the photo.
"Good going, Todd."
This is the product of one of my 8th Grade Art Ferpas, her Art in Social Studies "Political Cartoon" assignment.

It makes me happy.

My Significant Other is also a teacher here in the local brick-&-mortar Public School District. "Ferpa" is the name we give our students when we talk about them to each other so we are in compliance with FERPA: the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and don't give out PII: personally identifiable information.
Is anyone else having technical difficulties this morning? Any other website is working on our computer but connexus. It just really slow loading anything.
Huge shout-out to Ms. Burke and Ms. Green this week! Without them, I'm not sure I would have survived all the way through high school! Thanks for all you do ladies! ❀️❀️
#ThankIdahoTeachers
#ThankIdahoTeachers #weloveinspire #teacherappreciationweek
Skylar Takamoto ask ur mom if this is ok? No billing any more but not as many friends thou.. Just me lol dear ole dad ! Haha .see what she says
#CAFirstDay Ashton Woodcroft
#CAfirstday #firstgrade

Inspire Connections Academy is a tuition-free, online public school for students in grades K-12. Since 2005, we have offered a high-quality educational experience that keeps students motivated and engaged in a safe, virtual learning environment.

Our curriculum is aligned to state and national standards. In addition to academics, teachers focus on emotional well-being and social development, working closely with families to help students learn how they learn best. Our students gain the skills and confidence they need to direct their own educational journey, learning to thrive in the real world by first learning how to be resourceful and re

06/04/2021

Graduation 2021 Inspire

Congratulations to the 140+ students graduating from Inspire Connections Academy today! You did it! πŸŽ“πŸ’»πŸ“š#ConnectionsAcadGrad

Posting about #graduation? Make sure to tag us in your moments on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Photos from Inspire Connections Academy's post 03/25/2021

The Pasker brothers, Brian and Elijah, love to participate in a multitude of activities to keep up their mental and physical health. Brian, a 5th grader at INSPIRE Connections Academy, enjoys robotics and golfing. β›³

Elijah, a 7th grader, is the goalie for his soccer team, and recently refurbished his own go-kart! ⚽ 🏎️ Thanks to the flexibility at INSPIRE Connections Academy, they have time to enjoy the outdoors and go hiking with their family. πŸ’œ 🀍

#ConnecionsAcademy #OnlineSchool #VirtualSchool

Timeline Photos 03/24/2021

Meet Joe Santa Maria, a Health and PE teacher for grades 6-12! πŸ‘‹ πŸ‘‹ "I started coaching sports shortly after high school and realized quickly that I had a passion for working with youth and helping them achieve their goals. Wanting to be able to do this full-time, I went back to school and earned my teaching degree." πŸŽ“

Mr. Santa Maria loves that he gets to connect with students and teach them lessons that will be useful after they graduate and for the rest of their lives. πŸ’œπŸ€

Every year there are new parents and students that begin their educational journey at INSPIRE Connections Academy. Students are most successful at our school with the collaboration of parents, teachers, and students. "Students that are motivated and dedicated will have great success at our school," Mr. Santa Maria said.

#ConnectionsAcademy #OnlineSchool

Meet Joe Santa Maria, a Health and PE teacher for grades 6-12! πŸ‘‹ πŸ‘‹ "I started coaching sports shortly after high school and realized quickly that I had a passion for working with youth and helping them achieve their goals. Wanting to be able to do this full-time, I went back to school and earned my teaching degree." πŸŽ“

Mr. Santa Maria loves that he gets to connect with students and teach them lessons that will be useful after they graduate and for the rest of their lives. πŸ’œπŸ€

Every year there are new parents and students that begin their educational journey at INSPIRE Connections Academy. Students are most successful at our school with the collaboration of parents, teachers, and students. "Students that are motivated and dedicated will have great success at our school," Mr. Santa Maria said.

#ConnectionsAcademy #OnlineSchool

Photos from Inspire Connections Academy's post 03/18/2021

Jenny Schon’s 9th-grade class did an experiment in February to examine heat transfer using the sun and household materials. β˜€οΈ The goal was to create a solar oven that would cook a hot dog outside during winter! πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

Maybe we have some future scientists or chefs on our hands? πŸ‘

#ConnectionsAcademy #OnlineSchool #Science

Timeline Photos 03/15/2021

How it started >> How it’s going! At Inspire Connections Academy, we’re still providing the same unique high-quality, tuition-free K-12 education experience our students and families have come to know and love since 2005. Now we've got a fresh new look! πŸ’œπŸ€

We want our look and feel to reflect the students of today, tomorrow, and the future. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ˜Š

#ConnectionsAcademy #ConnectionsRefresh #WeChangeMinds

How it started >> How it’s going! At Inspire Connections Academy, we’re still providing the same unique high-quality, tuition-free K-12 education experience our students and families have come to know and love since 2005. Now we've got a fresh new look! πŸ’œπŸ€

We want our look and feel to reflect the students of today, tomorrow, and the future. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ˜Š

#ConnectionsAcademy #ConnectionsRefresh #WeChangeMinds

11/13/2020

Inspire Connections Academy student Alexis V. shared a beautiful note about one of our counselors, Mrs. Green and we wanted to share! πŸ“ πŸ‘

"Mrs. Green is one of the kindest counselors I’ve had, she had helped me a lot with questions I've had about college questions whether they were obvious or not. She helped me find classes that she knew I would be good at. During one of our conversations about Dual Credits class instead of putting me in just any of the schools, she takes into account what students did like in those classes before you and made sure I was comfortable in the classes I was going to be taking. Instead of taking the easy way out, she studied her students and took what some would say the hard way to make sure I was in the right class. She treats her students with the same respect that she expects from them which made me feel more comfortable talking to her." πŸ‘©β€πŸ« πŸ‘

We love hearing these beautiful stories of kindness about our students and staff! πŸ’› 🧑

#ConnectionsAcademy #WorldKindnessDay

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How to Teach Kids to Write Thank You Notes | Thank You Notes for Kids

Today is World Teacher's Day! Have you told your favorite teacher how much they mean to you? πŸŽπŸ“š

Post a comment below and check out this blog post about writing thank you notes to teachers to show appreciation! 🧑 πŸ’›
https://cacademy.online/2GCE6lp

#WorldTeachersDay #ThankATeacher

connectionsacademy.com Teach your kids how to express gratitude at any age with thank you note templates and examples.

06/12/2020

Dana Higby says there has been no disruption to school due to COVID-19

While traditional school may have changed, it was business as usual here for Dana Higby and her son, C**t, who was able to finish his senior year without disruption. πŸ“š πŸ’» πŸŽ“

#ConnectionsAcademy #OnlineSchool #DistanceLearning #ConnectionsAcadGrad #ClassOf2020

connectionsacademy.com 06/10/2020

Custom Class of 2020 Graduation Frames

Class of 2020: Congratulations on graduating, you earned it, and we are so proud of you! Do you want to celebrate your graduation on social media? Download the one of the graduation frames. You can customize it by adding your picture! πŸŽ“ 🧑

Remember to tag Connections Academy on social media. You might just see your photo featured in an upcoming post! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Download ➑️ https://cacademy.online/37pMiif

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06/10/2020

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Senior Hannah Chulack says that for her, learning has been pretty much the same as usual over the past few months, despite the pandemic. The main difference is that some topics of conversation have shifted based on current events. πŸ“š πŸ’» πŸ“

#ConnectionsAcademy #OnlineSchool #DistanceLearning

06/05/2020

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Congratulations to the 146 students graduating from Inspire Connections Academy today! You did it! πŸŽ“πŸ’»πŸ“š#ConnectionsAcadGrad

This year's class has earned approximately $95,000 in scholarships and 39% of the graduating class have plans to continue on to attend a college or university. πŸ‘

Posting about #graduation? Make sure to tag us in your moments on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

[06/03/20]   Dear families,
I cannot begin to imagine the emotions we each feel in this moment (or those leading to this time), but what I can do is confirm our commitment to you and the ideals we strive for as a school community. We cannot remain silent. As a school community, we are here for each other, and more than ever we need to reach out to our friends and neighbors and show the compassion, empathy, and humanity everyone deserves.

I should be clear that hatred and racism have no home at our school. Bigotry, bullying, or discrimination will not be tolerated. We treasure and hold dear the relationships that create our unique community -- those between teacher, student, and parent, all to support students’ academic and personal growth.

For students who want and need additional support at this time, I encourage you to reach out to your school counselor.

Sincerely,
Karen Haines, School Leader

05/08/2020

As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want you to shout out the teachers who've made a difference in your life! Thank them in the comments! πŸ‘©β€πŸ« πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« πŸ“š πŸ’» 🍎

#TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher #ConnectionsAcademy #CATeachers

connectionsacademy.com 05/06/2020

How to Write Thank-You Notes for Teachers

Have you told your favorite teacher how much they mean to you? Post a comment below and check out this blog post about writing thank you notes to teachers to show appreciation!πŸŽπŸ“š https://cacademy.online/2zgPrDU

#TeacherAppreciationWeek #ThankATeacher

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ktvb.com 04/06/2020

Tips to make your home feel more like a classroom

Are you new to online learning? Wondering where to start? Principal Karen Haines gives her tips to turn virtual learning into academic success. πŸ’» πŸ“ https://cacademy.online/2Xl2rTj

#BetterTogether

(via KTVB)

ktvb.com "If you can have a centralized space with the least amount of distractions possible," Karen Haines said.

03/02/2020

Today is Read Across America Day πŸ“š
To celebrate, share with us your favorite book! πŸ“– ⬇️

#ReadAcrossAmerica #OnlineSchool #ConnectionsAcademy

03/02/2020

Meet Leadership Club student, Morgan L 🌟

She spent time volunteering at a local charity called Samaritan's Feet. She sorted shoes to be donated to people in need. She will apply this valuable experience, along with other opportunities throughout the school year, to earn a Leadership Certificate. Students involved in Leadership Club are encouraged to be more productive and confident leaders in their communities and Leadership Certificates look favorable on college and job applications. πŸ‘ πŸ˜€

Sound good to you? Give Leadership Club a try!

Leadership Club is for students in grades 6-12, and is one of many national clubs available to Connections Academy students. http://bit.ly/2TmaUlp

03/02/2020

Inspire Connections Academy's cover photo

idahopress.com 03/01/2020

Letters to the editor, Feb. 27, 2020

How did you celebrate Digital Learning Day? Sarah Burke, teacher at Inspire, celebrated #DLDay and school choice in her letter to the editor. πŸ’» πŸ“š http://bit.ly/32E1CW7

(via Idaho Press)

idahopress.com Letters to the editor for Feb. 27, 2020, including submissions from Glen Edwards, Charles Gantner, Mary Ann Freeman, Elizabeth Berendts, Curtis Vieselmeyer, Sarah Burke and Long Wolff.

02/29/2020

Supportive Learning Environment at Connections Academy

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is open. At Connections Academy, your child can find confidence in a supportive learning environment at home. To learn more about Connections Academy, including the enrollment process, visit http://bit.ly/2Tp4Nge. πŸ’»πŸŽπŸ“šπŸŽ“

#OnlineSchool #Enrollment #ConnectionsAcademy

02/27/2020

Today is Digital Learning Day!
#DLDay is a day for students and parents, like you, to celebrate digital learning experiences. πŸ’» πŸ“šπŸ–±οΈ

Tell us what you like about attending school from home online through a Connections Academy school, or share a photo of your favorite virtual learning activities. Digital learning happens year round, but take time out today to share your family’s story. πŸ“± ✏️ πŸ—’οΈ

02/19/2020

Families recently visited the Idaho Supreme Court. Families were given a tour through the building by law clerks who work for the court. They explained the history of the building and the role that the court plays in our judiciary branch. πŸ‘¨β€βš–οΈπŸ›οΈ

Afterwards, they had the opportunity to meet with the Chief Justice Roger Burdick. He surprised the students with his warm demeanor and delightful sense of humor! Students had a great time asking questions about what he does and how the court works. He even let students take a tour of the robe room back behind the court room where they got to see an original document signed by Abraham Lincoln. πŸ“œ ✍️

#CAFieldTrip #VirtualSchool #OnlineSchool #ConnectionsAcademy

02/07/2020

Boise Science Fair Teacher Demonstration

Mr. and Mrs. Burke demonstrated the power of a chemical reaction using vinegar and baking soda to blow the lids off of paint cans! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ βš—οΈ πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ πŸš€

This was just one of many activities that student experienced at our recent Science Fair!

#CAFieldTrip #VirtualSchool #OnlineSchool

01/27/2020

Inspire Connections Academy's cover photo

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Socialization for Online School Students

A common question our families get is, β€œHow does your child manage to socialize with their classmates?” In reality, socialization for virtual learners is not much different compared to students in a traditional school. Here it from a parent's perspective: http://bit.ly/39CRuAd #OnlineSchool #Socialization #ParentPerspective

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blog.connectionsacademy.com 12/30/2019

5 Myths about Virtual School

Despite the growing popularity of online education, there is still some confusion regarding how virtual school works. So here is a list of five myths about virtual school that helps demystify some of the most common misconceptions. #VirtualSchool #OnlineSchool http://bit.ly/2ZxhlEY

blog.connectionsacademy.com Myth #1: Virtual public school is the same as homeschool

blog.connectionsacademy.com 12/21/2019

10 Reasons to Switch to Online School

High-quality curriculum and personalized support--including teachers--are important when choosing the best type of education for your child. However, deciding on a school can be challenging! When considering options for your child's learning, read about the top 10 reasons to switch to online school. πŸŽπŸ“–πŸŽ’

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blog.connectionsacademy.com 12/15/2019

5 Main Benefits of Online School

Beyond high-quality education, virtual school offers several appealing perks for families. Discover the 5 main reasons parents enroll their kids in online public school. πŸ’» #OnlineSchool #Enrollment http://bit.ly/2sv0FRQ

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12/15/2019

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Online school may be the best choice for your family if you are looking for:
β—½ more accommodation of your child’s learning style
β—½ more parental involvement
β—½ personalized programming
β—½ day-to-day scheduling flexibility
β—½ access to your child’s public school education from anywhere in the world
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2PmZzAF

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12/14/2019

We’ve added songs to the Connections Academy Spotify playlist today! Check out these tunes that’ll feel your mind and soul and give your body something to jam to. 🎧 ➑️ https://cacademy.online/SpotifyAttitudeOfGratitude

#AttitudeOfGratitude #Spotify

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Learn more about in-person and online events

Know a family who would be interested in online school, tag them in the comments ⬇️ or share this post with them!↗️

Everyone is invited to attend our free online school webinars! πŸ’» Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions virtually and get tips for helping their student make a smooth transition to this rewarding way of learning.

Learn more about online webinars and other events: http://bit.ly/35gbBRT

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blog.connectionsacademy.com 12/12/2019

5 Benefits of Online School

While many parents are more familiar with the routines and methods of a traditional school, online public schools offer a high-quality education as well as appealing differences. Here are the 5️⃣ main benefits of attending a virtual school. http://bit.ly/2tbnuup #VirtualSchool #LearningAtHome

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12/12/2019

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How do you know it’s not too late to transfer schools? Here are five reasons families may consider a midyear transition to virtual school. 🍎 πŸ’» #OnlineSchool http://bit.ly/2LL7ZQg

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Graduation 2021 Inspire
Dana Higby says there has been no disruption to school due to COVID-19
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Supportive Learning Environment at Connections Academy
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Supportive Learning Environment at Connections Academy
Meet the Connections Academy Upstanders
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Meet Alumni Jack tonight at 7 p.m.

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Inspire, the Idaho Connections Academy is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school that students attend from home. Inspire brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s doorβ€”anywhere in Idaho.

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