"I love the opportunities that this online school provides! It allows me the freedom to be me!"


Middle School Student


"All kids learn differently. Online school will teach your kids how to be themselves, and they will soar!"


MCA Parent


"What I like most about MCA is that I can learn at my own pace and balance school with my passion: surfing."


Middle School Student


"I love broadening young learners’ perspectives and motivating them to achieve their maximum potential."

Kern Philgence

High School Teacher

Free Public Virtual School in Maine

Students in Maine now have the opportunity to thrive at Maine Connections Academy (MCA), a tuition-free public virtual school. MCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous Maine state education standards.

We tailor our virtual learning approach for online students of all abilities—preparing students to succeed in school and in life. MCA helps each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized virtual school program featuring:

  • A challenging online school curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment

  • Get to Know Maine Connections Academy

    Virtual school parents, students and teachers talk about what they enjoy most about Maine Connections Academy (MCA). They discuss the level of freedom, schedule flexibility and the deep connections they have formed at MCA as well as other aspects of the online learning experience.

    Welcome to Maine Connections Academy

    MCA is not just a virtual school. It’s a tight-knit online school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience, including:

    • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
    • Dedicated and highly qualified teachers
    • An involved community of students and their families

    Our Mission

    The mission of Maine Connections Academy (MCA) is to maximize learner-centered instruction and effectively leverage 21st century education resources to provide a high-quality education to students in grades 7–12 throughout the state who need expanded educational options. MCA will personalize each student’s education path to maximize his or her potential with a focus on meeting and exceeding the highest performance standards.

    Find Out More

    Want more information about the Maine Connections Academy program? Here are a few ways to get an inside look at our Maine virtual school.

    Pursuant to our charter, we are required to inform you of other full-time virtual charter schools in the state. Please contact Maine Virtual Academy at 877-463-6198.