Frequently Asked Questions About Arizona Online Schools

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Can kindergartners attend Arizona Connections Academy?

Any Arizona kindergarten student may attend Arizona Connections Academy. New Arizona legislation signed by the Governor in July 2009 removes all previous restrictions on kindergarten enrollment for Arizona Connections Academy.

Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Arizona Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Arizona Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Arizona Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Arizona Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at glaporte@aca.connectionsacademy.org or the school’s 504 coordinator at kwright@aca.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Who is responsible for reading and grading my student’s work at Arizona Connections Academy?

ACA students’ written assignments and reports are evaluated solely by their assigned certified teachers who review the work and then assign a grade. Other assessments are graded with help from Connexus® the Connections Academy education management system. ACA does not contract out the reading and grading of its students’ work.

What do current parents think about Arizona Connections Academy?

Every year we ask Connections Academy families to rate our program. This year, once again, parents give our program high marks. Check out our latest parent survey results.

How do I request a transcript or report card?

Arizona Connections Academy has authorized Parchment, Inc. to provide free transcripts and report cards in electronic or paper format. If this is your first time requesting a transcript, you will first have to register by creating a new account. Once you have created your account, you can request to have your transcript sent to any destination and track your transcript order. For any questions regarding obtaining your transcript or report card through Parchment, please feel free to contact Melinda Liagoure via email at mliagoure@connectionseducation.com or by phone at 480-782-5842 ext 346.

Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?

Arizona Connections Academy is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, no school district of residence shall prohibit a student of a charter school from participating in any extracurricular activity of that school district of residence: Provided, that the student is able to fulfill all of the requirements of participation in such activity and the charter school does not provide the same extracurricular activity.

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