MTSMCA Student April Solga
"I love the one-on-one attention I get from my teachers. I feel like they know me and that I am important."

April Solga
High School Student

MTSMCA student, Theo Menon sitting for an interview
“My MTSMCA teachers always seem happy to work with me one-on-one and are always encouraging me.”

Theo Menon
High School Student

Mollie standing outside with her horses
“MTSMCA is a school program that conforms to your needs, challenges you, pushes and motivates you.”

Mollie Schlueter
MTSMCA Graduate

MTSMCA Student smiling
“I love MTSMCA because you can do activities like science experiments and go at your own pace.”

Linae Larson
Elementary School Student

Free Online School in Minnesota

Students throughout Minnesota are thriving at MTS Minnesota Connections Academy (MTSMCA), a tuition-free online public school. MTSMCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. MTSMCA helps each student maximize his or her potential and to meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized online learning program by:

MTS Minnesota Connections Academy is a charter school program operated in partnership with Minnesota Transitions School. MTSMCA serves students who reside throughout Minnesota in grades K–12.

MTSMCA is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.


Learn more about MTS Minnesota Connections Academy


Welcome to MTS Minnesota Connections Academy

MTSMCA is not just a fully-accredited Minnesota virtual school. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Volunteer opportunities that connect students to one another and their communities.
  • Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends.
  • A wide range of Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth.
  • An involved community of students and their families.
  • A computer lab in our Minneapolis teaching center where students and teachers can collaborate on projects.

Our Mission

The mission of MTS Minnesota Connections Academy is to maximize academic achievement for students throughout the state of Minnesota who seek an alternative to the traditional classroom.

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MTSMCA is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.