Get your High School Diploma at a Free Public School—Online!
Online education is a natural fit for today’s youth. Many high school students have grown up with the Internet. They use the technology to connect with each other and their interests every day. Who better to pursue their high school diploma online?
Connections Academy schools are tuition-free online public schools for students in grades K–12. With the flexibility of a virtual classroom, students can get their high school diploma on their own time.
Graduate from a High Quality Online Public School
Connections Academy schools meet high state and national standards. Connections Education is accredited by AdvancED. Many schools supported by Connections Education are accredited by one of the six regional accrediting organizations. To see if the Connections Academy-supported school you are interested in is accredited, visit our Accreditations page, or search for a school on the regional accreditation organization’s website:
- AdvancED—Use the "Find Accredited Schools" feature to search for a school. (NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI are accrediting divisions of AdvancED; which represents more than 30 states)
- Middle States—use the "Search our Members" feature to search for a school.
- WASC—use the "Search…"feature to search for a school.
School accreditation validates the value of our educational program and ensures the schools provide quality education on par with that of other schools across the country.
Learn More About Our Accreditations
How much does the online program cost?
Our public school program is free, including all books and curriculum. The supplies and computer equipment that’s provided to you varies by state. Check your area for specific details.
Meet Your High School Graduation Requirements
Connections Academy offers core online high school courses covering subjects in math, science, language arts, and social studies. We also offer a wide-range of electives, so students can explore areas like foreign languages, digital technology, journalism, art, and the like. After enrolling in a Connections Academy school, a counselor will work with you to set and meet your goals for high school, college, or a career.
Before the average student receives their high school diploma, they must engage in six courses per semester. The number of credits which students must successfully earn to meet high school graduation requirements varies by state. Students may also need to pass state tests where required. Check your area for specific details.
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Celebrate Your Success at a Graduation Ceremony
At Connections Academy, we believe that high school graduation is an occasion worth celebrating. That’s why every year students, families, and friends will gather in auditoriums to celebrate academic achievements. Just like with traditional graduation ceremonies, students get their high school diplomas, don their own cap and gown, and are presented with the special awards earned.