K3 Education

Aristocat Children’s Academy, a early development academy, is proud to offer K-3 Education through its Heber Center.

Through this process, AristoCat Children’s Academy mentors Connections Academy students through a unique partnership. This partnership has proven to provide students with fundamental skills that lead them to be critical thinkers, successful students, and mindful community members.

We achieve success in this program by tapping into students’ natural curiosity and partnering with Connections Academy’s mindfully designed curriculum. Concrete skills are taught through engaging, interactive lessons guided by the AristoCat Children’s Academy.

Our elementary students benefit from small classroom sizes that engage the students with the most up-to-date curriculums. Our elementary level is structured to challenge and stimulate students while meeting the state standards.

We offer a creative learning environment taught by enthusiastic and qualified teachers who bring their classroom to life. The AristoCat Children’s Academy’s values taught in these formative years serve as pillars for social development.

Within a nurturing and safe environment, students are encouraged to reach beyond their own thinking, view the larger community that surrounds them, and begin to understand their individual role in their world.

Here are a few commonly asked questions about the Aristocat Children’s Academy/Connections Academy partnership:

How much does the program cost?

The official Connections Academy program is free, including all of the books and curriculum.

Students will be charged a standard fee for classroom curriculum facilitation and child care services provided by Aristocat Children’s Academy. This program allows the child to remain at school for an extended day, from 7AM-6PM. This fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks for your child.

What curriculum does Connections Academy provide?

Connections Academy provides comprehensive lesson plans online and, for many courses, in print, along with exciting elective courses. Our proven curriculum incorporates materials developed by leading educational institutions as well as lessons and other resources developed by Connections Academy curriculum specialists. The curriculum providers include McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin and The Calvert School to list just a few. Learn more about our curriculum.

What subjects does Connections Academy offer?

Connections Academy offers Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Geography. Our curriculum also includes Art, Physical Education, Music, Home Life, Foreign Language, Technology Literacy, and other enrichment courses. Course offerings vary by state and grade level.

What do current parents think about Connections Academy?

Every year we ask Connections Academy families to rate our program. During the 2013-14 school year,

  • 97% agreed or strongly agreed that the curriculum is high quality.
  • 95% agreed that the students are satisfied with the Connections Academy program.
  • 95% were satisfied with the helpfulness of their teachers.
  • 95% agreed that using our Education Management System (EMS) is improving their learning experience.
  • 96% were satisfied with the variety of the learning activities provided by our program (computer-based, textbooks, project, etc.).
  • 94% recommended Connections Academy to others.