Tuition-Free Pennsylvania Cyber School from Home

Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 public cyber school. It is an excellent alternative to homeschool in Pennsylvania because it allows students to attend public school from home. CCA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Pennsylvania.

CCA celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Hear from students, teachers, and administrators how CCA is different than other K-12 cyber schools in Pennsylvania.

Authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Authorized under state law by PDE, CCA is operated by the Commonwealth Connections Academy Charter School, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. The school is governed by an independent Board of Directors, and all meetings are open to the public.

Please review our scheduled meeting dates, agendas, and information about how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

The school prepares an annual report in accordance with state regulation. View the 2011 CCA Annual Charter School Report for information about the school’s performance and accountability.

The School Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Commonwealth Connections Academy’s full-time online school program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Free Education, Outstanding Curriculum

At Connections Academy, students receive a great public education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. Our cyber school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the Commonwealth Connections Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Connections Academy teachers are drawn to our cyber school in Pennsylvania because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the program.

Easy-to-Use Technology

Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Commonwealth Connections Academy or through Connections Academy’s clubs!

Connections Academy programguide cover

Request More Information

We’ll send you a catalog in the mail, as well as emails with great information about the program, curriculum, extracurricular activities, teachers, students, and more.

Request Info      View Online      Download PDF