Top Reasons to Enroll in Online Summer School

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Hannah Rinehart is the principal at International Connections Academy (iNaCA), a college-prepatory, accredited, virtual private school that offers students and families in grades K-12 in the United States and across the globe a wide range of online courses, not just over the summer, but also year-round. She shared some of the top reasons why families should enroll their children in online summer school programs.

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No matter where families live, by enrolling in online summer school classes, parents can keep their students engaged academically while enjoying the freedom of summer. Students practice the skills they have learned over the prior school year. This can help them when they return to classes in the fall, saving valuable time by expanding foundational skills, building on knowledge developed and preventing learning loss that can happen during the summer months off.

Enriching Curriculum

There’s a wide variety of courses available for students in grades K-12 to explore to suit their academic needs. Courses range from world languages to Career and Technical Education (CTE), to math and language arts programs, just to name a few. Students have the flexibility of enrolling in one or multiple iNaCA online summer school courses. Rolling start dates give families the option of enrolling at a date that works best with their busy summer schedules.

Hannah Rinehart is the principal at International Connections Academy (iNaCA), a college-prepatory, accredited, virtual private school that offers students and families in grades K-12 in the United States and across the globe a wide range of online courses, not just over the summer, but also year-round. She shared some of the top reasons why families should enroll their students in online summer school programs.

Open Access

No matter where families live, by enrolling in online summer school classes, parents can keep their students engaged academically while enjoying the freedom of summer. Students practice the skills they have learned over the prior school year. This can help them when they return to classes in the fall, saving valuable time by expanding foundational skills, building on knowledge developed and preventing learning loss that can happen during the summer months off.

Enriching Curriculum

There’s a wide variety of courses available for students in grades K-12 to explore to suit their academic needs. Courses range from world languages to Career and Technical Education (CTE), to math and language arts programs, just to name a few. Students have the flexibility of enrolling in one or multiple iNaCA online summer school courses. Rolling start dates give families the option of enrolling at a date that works best with their busy summer schedules.

Transferable Credits

High school students can confirm that they will be granted credit for summer school courses by submitting a pre-approval form to their school. Students can participate whether they are credit deficient or if they just want to get ahead.

Rinehart says, “Thousands of students have discovered that the online summer school learning environment is engaging. Students can take their courses when and where they want—without having to choose between academics and other summer activities like getting a job, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.”

Younger learners also enjoy the enrichment of online summer school courses. Amelia, a six-year-old who attends Kindergarten at a traditional public school, will be returning to iNaCA’s online program this summer to take a Spanish course. Watch as Amelia describes her experience with online summer school in this brief video.

iNaCA’s online course offerings continue into the traditional school year, and students can enroll full-time or part-time. Full-time K–12 programs provide a comprehensive private school experience—from individualized instruction to clubs and activities, academic/career counseling, a wide range of electives, and more. Full-time high school students can also take advantage of iNaCA’s college acceleration programs, which allow motivated students to get a head start on college by earning college credits towards a bachelor’s degree or a diploma and associate’s degree while still in high school. Part-time solutions help students get ahead, catch up, or explore new subjects through hundreds of online K–12 courses.

To learn more about summer school or year-round options for enrollment, please visit the International Connections Academy website.