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 office at 480-782-5842. You can also obtain technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960. During regular business hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday), calls and emails are routed directly to the technical support staff on duty. After hours and on weekends, requests for help are recorded and responded to the next business day.
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
parent survey results.
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
Connexus® the Connections Academy education management system. ACA does not contract out the reading and grading of its students’ work.
or by phone at 480-378-7683
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), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly 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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