Connections could be a great fit for your son and he could really thrive, it honestly just depends on a variety of factors. I can't speak from direct experience, but from my Facebook groups and in conversations with other Connections parents, parents appreciate being more hands-on with their children's education. Connections offers support for a variety of learners and the curriculum is set up to appeal to as many kinds of learners as possible. If you are seriously considering Connections Academy for your children, I recommend joining the Connections Academy Learning Coaches Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111569328946968 You would be able to connect with parents who are better able to answer your question. If you decide to join, please answer the three questions, and put that you are interested in potentially enrolling under the school question. It would also be a good idea to call your state's school to get a better understanding of how they could meet your son's specific needs.