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Connections Academy is a leading, fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K–12. Through tuition-free public schools, full-time and part-time private school programs, and turnkey online courses for brick and mortar schools, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education.

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Connections Academy Family Voices: Hear from families with students enrolled in Connections Academy schools and learn about their school experience in these letters to the editor.

September 16, 2014
Learning Coach Rebecca Wienczkowski was looking for a more individualized education for students Alec and Noah when she found Commonwealth Connections Academy. As the family tells WFXP, both brothers are now able to work at their own pace and are once again enjoying school! 

September 14, 2014
Maine Connections Academy student Maddie Ryan is able to pursue a budding surfing career with the flexibility of online school! Maddie’s parents and Principal Karl Francis discuss the benefits of online school and how both teachers and Learning Coaches are more involved in a student's education in this WMTW segment.

September 10, 2014
Oregon Connections Academy is a perfect fit for the Stapler family! KLSR joins Learning Coach Sheri Stapler and teacher Daniel Westto discuss how the online school helps her son Aidan—born with spina bifida and diagnosed with Autism—learn at his own pace and enjoy his education.

September 8, 2014
Great Lakes Cyber Academy Principal Heather Ballien and student Cade Norton sit down with CBS' Street Beat show to discuss the online school environment—including LiveLesson sessions, graduation pacing options and flexible scheduling—and why students choose this online school option.

September 4, 2014
"I never saw her so happy"—MTS Minnesota Connections Academy Learning Coach Mary Clapp and student Marina speak with the Sun Current about her online school experience. The graduate is now heading to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts!

News Releases

July 25, 2014
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School, New Statewide K–12 Virtual Public School, Names Lead Administrator

June 30, 2014
Commonwealth Connections Academy Class of 2014 Graduates Earn More Than $3 Million in Scholarship Awards

June 24, 2014
New Parent Survey Reveals Why K–12 Students Attend Online Schools Full Time

June 20, 2014
New Mexico Connections Academy, Leading Virtual School, Celebrates First Graduating Class

June 20, 2014
Arizona Connections Academy Hosts Traditional Graduation for Virtual School Students

June 18, 2014
Virtual Private School, International Connections Academy, Graduates High School Seniors Worldwide

June 18, 2014
Summer Learning Activity: Summer-themed Trivia Game for Students of All Ages


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