Frequently Asked Questions

What is INSPIRE?

INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy, is a virtual charter school approved unanimously by the Idaho Charter School Commission to serve students in grades K–12 throughout Idaho. INSPIRE launched in Fall 2005.

What makes INSPIRE different?

Idaho has several virtual charter academies. What sets INSPIRE apart is the Connections Academy program not available at any other school in Idaho. INSPIRE also has a unique partnership with Boise State University to help with teacher training, curriculum development, research, and evaluation. The school's Board of Directors chose the name INSPIRE to help this virtual charter school stand out in Idaho.

Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services, that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How do I request a transcript?

Complete this form to request an official school transcript. Fax or mail this form to INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy. If you have any questions, please contact us.

What makes INSPIRE a quality choice for your child's education?

At INSPIRE, we believe that a quality education is one that helps each student achieve his or her highest potential. Learn more about exactly what we do to bring that quality education to our students.

Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?

INSPIRE, the Idaho Connections Academy, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

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