Online School Eligibility Requirements

You must meet specific state and program requirements to attend Minnesota Connections Academy. Online student eligibility requirements in Minnesota are determined by the Minnesota Transition Charter Board, which is the authorizing body for Minnesota Connections Academy. Before enrolling your child in virtual school, review the following Minnesota online school eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades K–12.

Note: Students who have been or are currently suspended or expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.

Age Limitations

  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1, in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • First Grade: Any student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years old on or before September 1, in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • Maximum Age:Any student who turns twenty-one (21) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll in Minnesota Connections Academy.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your online school enrollment documents.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Baptismal papers
  • Green card
  • Custody orders
  • Military ID or Student Driver’s License
  • Adoption records
  • Tribal Affiliation card
  • Passport

Geographical Limitations

You must reside in the state of Minnesota and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Minnesota Connections Academy.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the K–12 enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or annual lease agreement

Immunizations

All Minnesota Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on a state of Minnesota official student immunization form. Immunization against chicken pox must be verified by a health care provider and the form must be stamped or signed by a health care provider.

Minnesota allows for medical or personal exemptions, however medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider. Please use the Minnesota Student Immunization/Exemption form if requesting an exemption.

Note: Minnesota has new requirements for providing proof your child has had chicken pox. See the school immunization requirements below.

Required Documents

See the Minnesota School Immunization Requirements

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

Other Documentation

You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.

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