Eligibility Requirements

You must meet specific state and program requirements to participate in Colorado Connections Academy. Before enrolling at our online schools in Colorado, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate.

Note: Colorado Connections Academy does not accept students who are currently expelled from their local school or district.

Age Limitations

  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before October 1 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • First Grade: Any student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years old on or before October 1 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • Maximum Age: The maximum age eligible to enroll is twenty-two (22) years old on or before the first day of school for the school year in which you are enrolling.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Certificate of live birth
  • Passport
  • Baptismal papers

Geographical Limitations

You must reside in the state of Colorado and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Connections Academy.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or signed annual lease agreement
  • Property tax statement
  • Current voter registration card

Any of the following are also acceptable if dated within the last 60 days:

  • Letter from a government agency
  • Rent receipt

Immunizations

All Colorado Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on either a state of Colorado official immunization form, an immunization booklet, an official school record, a health provider/Health Department printout, or the Connections Academy Immunization form. These forms should be signed or stamped by a health care provider.

Colorado allows for medical, personal or religious exemptions, however medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider. If you are requesting a medical exemption, please use the Colorado Department of Health and Environment Immunization Medical Exemption Form. If you are requesting a religious or personal exemption, please use the Colorado Department of Health and Environment Immunization Non-medical Exemption Form.

Required Documents

See the Colorado school immunization requirements:

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

All students that have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

Other Documentation

You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.
  • IEP and Evaluation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit a copy of the most recent IEP containing supporting evaluation documentation. During the enrollment process, a screening team will review the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) to determine whether a free appropriate public education ("FAPE") is available for the student. If the screening team finds that the application requests a significant change of placement or raises other concerns about the student's ability to access FAPE, the School shall convene a complete IEP team to make the final determination. For more information, contact us at 800-382-6010.

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