“Connections Academy offers a tremendous opportunity for Niya to speed up or slow down her course curricula to ensure she comprehends and learns.”— Niya’s dad

Niya Randolph

Elementary School Student


“Connections Academy definitely teaches me a lot about gaining independence, being self-reliant, and time management and organization.”

Justin Myrick

High School Student


“I like the flexible schedule because I can stay home, work at my own pace, and get help from my great teachers when I need it.”

Devon Kisfalvi

Middle School Student


“I love Connections Academy because of the flexibility. Also, I have been very pleased with teacher/student interaction. The teachers are available and helpful."

Allison Keen

High School Student

Free Public Virtual School in Arkansas

Students throughout Arkansas have the opportunity to thrive at Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA), a tuition-free public online school. ARCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with an online curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. ARCA serves students in grades K–11. The school will add one grade per year, ultimately serving students in grades K–12.

ARCA will help each student maximize his or her potential through a uniquely individualized learning program featuring:

  • A challenging curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment

What Is A Virtual School? The Benefits of Online Learning

Get a comprehensive overview of the virtual school experience at Connections Academy schools.

Welcome to Arkansas Connections Academy

ARCA is not just a virtual charter school. It’s a tight-knit virtual school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Field trips and social events that help students connect to one another, their communities, and their lessons
  • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • Dedicated and highly qualified teachers
  • An involved community of students and their families

Our Mission

Arkansas Connections Academy will offer families throughout the state access to a quality education by providing the personalized learning inherent in a high quality online school. ARCA will provide a complete public school experience for students in grades K–12 focusing on the students' academic growth, social and emotional needs, and post-secondary goals.

The school will embody multiple hallmarks of excellence: a rigorous curriculum aligned to the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks; licensed teachers actively engaged with students and families; and an educational management system designed to provide accountability through data collection, analysis, and reporting.

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