Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango

Tuition-Free Online School in Colorado

Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango is a tuition-free statewide online public school that students in grades K–12 attend from home. Working with Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED, Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango brings a full-time public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Colorado.

In Partnership with Durango School District 9-R

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Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango is authorized by the Durango School District 9-R. The district representative for this school is Jackie Oros, 970-247-5411. The school is operated by the Durango School District through a contract with Connections Education, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services.

Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango
Program Approval

  • Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango is accredited by the State of Colorado under state law as a statewide online school. Additionally, the school has been recommended for accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Connections Education

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Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education LLC, which is accredited by AdvancED, the national accreditation commission that represents thirty-four thousand public and private schools and districts across the United States and in seventy countries worldwide. Connections Education was accredited by AdvancED in June 2005, and renewed in June 2015.

Chaille Hymes

Meet the School Leader

Chaille Hymes

Chaille Hymes has been in education since 2001. She was an elementary classroom teacher for the first four years, and then she joined the Colorado Connections Academy teaching staff in August 2005 as an elementary teacher.

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Meet the School Site Administrator

Amy Davis

Amy Davis is the elementary assistant principal and site administrator for Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango. She began her career in 1999 as a bricks-and mortar middle school language arts teacher, and joined Connections Academy in 2015.

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