My name is Ruby and I am from Texas. We tried Connections Academy for the 8th grade and it was the most horrible experience in education that I have ever had.
From the beginning both my son and I felt like failures. We could never catch up because as you are trying to figure the system out, you are falling more and more behind by the day. I had several friends who tried it as well. I give them kudos.
They tried it for a whole school year. I only gave it 2.5 months. The end result was the same in every case. We were frustrated and so were our kids.