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Online School Recruiting in Tucker

Virtual education is coming for local students, if they want it.

Georgia Connections Academy, an accredited provider of virtual K-12 schooling, will open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year on March 4 with an information session in Tucker.

“The good news is that we have 1000 additional student slots, scattered across all grades, which will be open for the coming academic year,” said Principal Heather Robinson. “Nevertheless, due to the fact we have a waiting list as we open enrollment, we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

The session takes place on Thursday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, 4156 LaVista Road in Tucker.

Enrollment is limited by the State Board of Education to 3,000 students at the academy for the 2013-14 academic year, said Robinson. At the information sessions, parents can learn about the Connections Academy curriculum, and thoroughly explore the program. Online enrollment can be done here.

Robinson encourages families considering virtual school to attend an information session because virtual education, while a great choice for many families, may not be a good fit for some. “Virtual school requires parents to make a commitment to be involved in their child’s education,” she said. “At our information sessions, we let families know what they can expect in the virtual school setting, and what it takes to succeed. We want students to thrive at Connections Academy and understanding how it all works is essential.”

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