Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Connections Academy

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What students are eligible to participate in Michigan Connections Academy?

Michigan Connections Academy serves students throughout Michigan in grades K–12. See the Eligibility section of the website for full details.

What do Michigan's new Cut Scores mean for my family?

Please read Principal Bryan Klochack's letter that provides a look at the new State of Michigan Cut Scores for the MEAP and MME tests. It explores how the scores have been applied, how they may impact schools and students, and the issues of career and college readiness.

What technology is provided to Michigan Connections Academy students?

MICA students will receive one loaned computer per household, as well as an Internet connection subsidy. See the Technology section of the website for full details.

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 does Michigan Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Michigan Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Michigan Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Michigan Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at jjones@mica.connectionsacademy.org or the school’s 504 coordinator at ktews@mica.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Are there field trips and social opportunities?

Yes, MICA encourages multiple field trips in various regions throughout MI.

How do I request a transcript?

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

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

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.


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