Abigale holding her dog
“I like Connections Academy because it gives me a lot of variety in the resources I have available to me and it lets me learn the way I learn best, by doing.”

Abigale
High School Student

NMCA Student Eion-Ortiz
“I like NMCA because of the endless possibilities and opportunities we have to take on my education.”

Elion
High School Student

NMCA Student Haley-Gibson
“As a project for school I assembled a team, and together we cleaned a local Albuquerque Park."

Haley
Middle School Student

NMCA Student Payten-Frost
“I am able to do my school work on weekends or after I exercise my horses, and I can even work ahead if I have a rodeo coming up."

Payten
High School Student

    A Free New Mexico Online School

    Students in New Mexico now have the opportunity to thrive at New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA), a tuition-free public virtual school. NMCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home while helping each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program featuring:


    Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

    New Mexico Connections Academy is not just a virtual school. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

    • 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.
    • A STEM Academy for students seeking advanced coursework in science, technology, engineering, and math

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    Our Mission

    The mission of New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA) is to help each 4–12th grade student, throughout the state of New Mexico who needs an alternative to the traditional classroom for a particular time period, maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning programs, access to high quality NM-certified teachers, and high parental involvement. This mission will also include a school-with-in-a-school model with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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    Accreditation:

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