Arizona Connections Academy News


Principal discusses ACA

Principal Heather Noto addresses common misconceptions about online school student-teacher interaction

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Students enjoy field trip

Jacob and mom Christy Ploog enjoy a "Science and Slices" field trip! Learn more about the science experiments

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Online school returns to high demand

Arizona Connections Academy students log on for new school year August 6

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K-12 Online Public School in Arizona

Students throughout Arizona are thriving at Arizona Connections Academy (ACA), a tuition-free online public school. ACA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Our mission is to help each online student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized virtual learning program featuring:

  • A challenging K-12 curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Free textbooks, curriculum materials, and computer equipment (including a subsidy for Internet service) needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment

Welcome to Arizona Connections Academy

Arizona Connections Academy is not just a fully accredited online school. It’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Community service projects that connect online students to their communities while fostering leadership and compassion for others
  • Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends
  • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • An involved community of students and their families

Our Mission

The mission of Arizona Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program.

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Average Teacher Salaries

(A.R.S.15-903.E amended by Laws 2018, Ch 285, 10)

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Enrollment is now open for the 2018–19 school year.

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Online and in-person information sessions and events are great ways to learn more about Connections Academy.

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School Facts

Arizona Connections Academy (ACA) is a free online public school serving students in grades K–12 throughout Arizona.

  • Teaching center and administrative office in Gilbert.
  • Nearly 94% of ACA parents agree that the Connections Academy curriculum is high quality. View our parent survey results.


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