Pearson Online Academy Shares Results of Parent Satisfaction Survey

Survey Results Show 95 Percent of Parents Would Recommend Online Private School, 98 Percent Say Curriculum is High Quality

Baltimore, MD (August 25, 2015) – Pearson Online Academy, an accredited, online private school serving students in grades K-12 worldwide, released its annual parent satisfaction survey results, revealing high levels of satisfaction with both the school’s curriculum and teachers. Ninety-eight percent of parents agree that Pearson Online Academy’s curriculum is high quality and 95 percent of parents said they would recommend the school to other families.

The survey also highlights the top reasons parents choose to enroll their children in an online private school. In addition to citing Pearson Online Academy’s accredited program as a significant reason for enrolling, families choose Pearson Online Academy for a variety of reasons:

  • 36% of parents said they want a change from their local school
  • 26% percent of parents require or want greater flexibility
  • 25% of parents want a more personalized education for their child
  • 22% of parents want a safe learning environment

Parents also cited bullying in previous schools, health concerns, and the desire for more involvement with their child’s education as reasons for enrolling their students.

“We strive to provide our students with high-quality teachers, curriculum, and a top notch global education experience,” said Principal Hannah Rinehart. “Through this survey, parents have a voice in shaping the changes we make to the program to improve the learning experience for students. We are pleased with the level of feedback that we have received and will continue to work on enhancing every aspect of the program for our families.”

Pearson Online Academy serves students in grades K-12 across the globe who take classes from home or anywhere there is an Internet connection. Pearson Online Academy’s Class of 2015 earned a 100 percent graduation rate, and for students who applied, a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Pearson Online Academy graduates have been accepted into more than 100 colleges and universities, including higher education institutions such as: Brown University and Stanford University, among others, and have earned more than $2.5 million in scholarships. In addition to college plans, approximately 10 percent of grads will pursue performing arts or athletic careers, and 23 percent will attend vocational schools, enter the military, start careers or pursue other passions.

“I appreciate how the program empowers a child to be in control of their learning experience,” said Pearson Online Academy parent Charmaine Soll, whose family lives in Black River, Mauritius. “The program requires an immense amount of self-motivation and having instant access to their grade book puts them in control of what they are achieving.”

Additional results from Pearson Online Academy’s parent satisfaction survey include:

  • 96% of parents say their child/children are satisfied with Pearson Online Academy’s program
  • 95% of parents are satisfied with the helpfulness of their Pearson Online Academy teachers
  • 94% of parents agree that the use of technology is improving the learning experience
  • 93% of parents agree that their child/children are making good progress at Pearson Online Academy

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is currently underway and virtual information sessions are now available for families worldwide.

Survey Methodology
Pearson Online Academy conducts the annual Parent Satisfaction Survey to find out how parents, guardians and Learning Coaches grade the program in several key areas. The 2015 survey was conducted from January 13 to February 28, 2015 by Shapiro and Raj, an independent market research company which created the questionnaire, collected the data, and tabulated the results. No individual responses were accessible to Connections Education. Parents of all students enrolled at the time of the survey were invited to complete the survey online. A WebMail invitation was sent to each parent, and one response per household was allowed for submission.

About Pearson Online Academy
Pearson Online Academy is an accredited, online private school serving students in grades K–12 throughout the United States and abroad. Recognizing individualized instruction as the key to student academic and personal success, Pearson Online Academy’s highly trained, certified teachers offer instruction tailored to each student’s strengths and challenges using an award-winning computer-based curriculum, real-time instruction, and time-tested course materials from leading publishers. Our parent company, Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education LLC, was founded in 2001 by educators and innovators who recognized the power of online learning to transform K–12 education. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).