“I love NCCA because I get to be a part of a diverse community of students, and work with fantastic teachers and staff.”

Madison Kimrey

High School Student


“The benefit of teaching at online school is the daily interaction with families.”

Dr. Sharma

High School Teacher


“As a teacher, I have the freedom to modify an assessment or assignment to fit a student’s interest and needs because the online format makes this a streamlined process.”

Ms. Everett

Elementary School Teacher

Free Public Virtual School in North Carolina

Students throughout North Carolina are thriving at North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA), a tuition-free public online school. NCCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with an online curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. NCCA serves students in grades K–10. The school will add one grade per year (grades 11, then 12), ultimately serving students in grades K–12.

NCCA will help each student maximize his or her potential through a uniquely individualized learning program featuring:

  • A challenging curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment

What Is A Virtual School? The Benefits of Online Learning

Get a comprehensive overview of the virtual school experience at Connections Academy schools, including K-12 online curriculum, online education technology, teachers, school community, and socialization opportunities.

Welcome to North Carolina Connections Academy

North Carolina Connections Academy fulfills the intent of the North Carolina legislature in the Charter School Law to “increase student achievement through academic and organizational innovation” by reaching students for whom a cutting-edge online education provides the best pathway to school success.

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

  • Field trips and social events that help students connect to one another, their communities, and their lessons
  • 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

Our Mission

The mission of North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA) is to empower children with knowledge, skills, and character traits to be successful in their education through an engaging, personalized learning experience in a full-time virtual school.

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