Tuition-free Colorado Online School from Home

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Learn more about ColoCA, Colorado Connections Academy

Colorado Connections Academy (ColoCA) is a tuition-free, public K–12 online school from home in Colorado. ColoCA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Colorado.

Authorized by state law with the Mapleton Public Schools

ColoCA is authorized under state law as a contract school with the Mapleton Public Schools. The district representative for this school is Jackie Kapushion, 303-853-1000. The school is operated by the Mapleton Public Schools through a contract with Connections Academy, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services.

Staff, Community, Curriculum

With a caring staff, an outstanding curriculum, and a vibrant school community, ColoCA is a leader in high-quality Colorado online schools from home.

Meet Chaille Hymes, ColoCA Principal
ColoCA Priincipal Chaille Hymes

Chaille Hymes has been in education since 2001. She was an elementary classroom teacher for the first four years, and then she joined the Colorado Connections Academy (ColoCA) teaching staff in August 2005 as an elementary teacher.

In the summer of 2008, Chaille was honored by the Colorado Department of Education as the first Online Teacher of the Year. That summer, she joined the School Support Team for Connections Academy.

After completing her master’s degree in administration, Chaille returned to ColoCA as an assistant principal, a position she has held for four years now. Chaille is very passionate about the families, students, and staff of ColoCA and is looking forward to leading the school as it grows in the coming years.

Chaille spends a lot of her spare time with her family. She is married with three stepchildren ranging in age from 23 to 14, and she also has two little boys who are three and one—they keep her on her toes. Her busy family life does not allow for many other hobbies, but when she does find time, she enjoys reading memoirs and scrapbooking.

Administration and Staff

Our Principal leads a dedicated staff that includes:


Colorado Connections Academy isn’t simply an online Colorado school. It’s a supportive community of:


The ColoCA curriculum is designed by national education experts and customized to meet state standards. Bringing together the best in print and online resources with Connections Academy proprietary instructional tools, the ColoCA curriculum is designed to engage students of every level.  Our goal is simple: To ensure that all students have the resources they need to succeed.