Alabama Connections Academy Enrollment Checklist for the 2018-19 School Year


Thank you for considering Alabama Connections Academy for your child's education. Many families have found our online school program to be a better fit for their students. The information on this page will help you prepare for enrollment.

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Get Prepared for Enrollment


Do you have everything you need? Because Connections Academy is a public school, parents must submit state-required information and documentation for each student. You will save time and enrollment will go more smoothly if you are prepared!

Use the Enrollment Checklist below to gather the documents you will need. The checklist lists your state's requirements, plus tips to help you find documents you may not have. Once you have your documents ready, it’s easy to create an account and complete the enrollment forms in Connexus®, our online system.

Students who have been expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.



What Documents to Have Ready

Please have the following documents available when you are ready to begin the enrollment process:

Required Documents

The documents below are required for enrollment in Alabama Connections Academy. Please submit or transfer information from the following:


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Child's Proof of Age


A copy of one of the following must be provided for each child in order to verify age eligibility:

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Baptismal Papers
  • Hospital Certificate
  • Custody Documentation
  • Adoption record

To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of one of these official documents along with your other enrollment documents. If you do not have either of these documents, please contact the enrollment team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Not Sure Where to Get That?

As a reminder, the age eligibility is as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 in the school year in which they are enrolling.
  • First Grade: Any student enrolling in 1st grade must be six (6) years old on or before December 31 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • Maximum Age: Any general education student who turns nineteen (19) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll. Any special education student who turns twenty-one (21) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll in Alabama Connections Academy.




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Proof of Residence (1 form)


According to the Alabama State Department of Education, you must reside in the state of Alabama and provide ONE acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Alabama Connections Academy. There are many verifiable forms of documentation, which are detailed below.

Not Sure What is Accepted as Proof?

  • Gas, electric, or water bill, from the last 60 days, that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement (from the last 60 days) or an annual lease agreement
  • Home phone bill from the last 60 days




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Child’s Proof of Immunization


All Alabama Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on the Alabama Certificate of Immunization (COI).

These forms must be stamped by a health care provider.

Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?

Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?

Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots they need to meet the requirements for school enrollment.

Exemptions

A student may be exempt from immunizations for the following reasons: medical exemption, religious beliefs, or laboratory evidence.

  • Religious Exemption: You must submit the Department of Health-approved Alabama Certificate of Religious Exemption, obtained through your local health department.
  • Medical Exemption: You must submit the Department of Health-approved Alabama Certificate of Medical Exemption, obtained through your health care provider.



Important Documents



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Prior Academic Records


All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll and will be requested to submit academic records for placement.

  • Report Card
    For students applying for grades K–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.

    The following items should be included on the report card:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2017–18)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
  • Unofficial Transcript
    For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year. Additional documentation may be requested for placement.

    The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2017–18)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
    • Credits Earned
Not Sure How to Get Your Child’s Report Card or Transcript?

  • Contact your student's previous school and request the document, providing them with the information outlined above, OR contact your school's district office with the request.

If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Have Your Child(ren) Been Formerly Homeschooled?

If your children are currently homeschooled, please complete the Prior Academic History Form. This document will be available to you in Connexus.

  • Prior Academic History Form
    For homeschooled students in grades K–12: Complete the Prior Academic History Form indicating what courses were completed through a homeschool curriculum.



Other Documents for Special Circumstances

Though not applicable to all families, please submit the documentation requested if the information below is specific to your student.


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Other Documentation


You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.
  • Gifted documentation: If you are requesting any Gifted and Talented programs, you will need to submit formal Gifted documentation which may include a gifted IEP or EP, gifted report card, gifted testing results, or a gifted evaluation. This document is required for Gifted and Talented course placement.
  • Special Education Documentation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit a copy of the most recent IEP and the most recent Evaluation Report. The IEP must state that your student is on the "General Education Pathway." Alabama Connections Academy's curriculum for students with disabilities is designed to address students who are on the General Education Pathway.
    • IEP Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent IEP from within the last year.
    • Supporting Evaluation Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent Evaluation Report.
  • Additional Special Education Documentation:
    • IEP Exit Documentation: If your student has been formally exited from special education services, please submit a copy of the formal exit documentation.
    • 504 Plan: If your student has had a 504 Plan within the past three years, please submit a copy of this document.

Ready to Enroll?


Once you have all of the required documentation (outlined above), you are ready to proceed with enrollment in our K–12 virtual school Alabama Connections Academy.

Problems or Questions?


If you have any concerns or questions about how to enroll or use our Alabama virtual school enrollment checklist, our enrollment team is here to help. Please call us at 800-382-6010.

Alabama Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.