Learn AboutColorado Connections Academy

All kinds of Colorado students are finding their way forward thanks to the classes, teachers and unique opportunities of Colorado Connections Academy.
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Creating Opportunity

A Network of Tuition-Free Online Public Schools in Colorado

Colorado students deserve the chance to go far in life. Colorado Connections Academy helps them get there by engaging their minds, building their character and preparing them for a changing world. We’ll partner with you to give your child what they need to become what they want to be.


Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton, Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango, and Colorado Summit Connections Academy are tuition-free public K–12 online schools in Colorado that students attend from home. Working with Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED,  our network of schools brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Colorado.


Students throughout Colorado are thriving at Colorado Connections Academy, a network of tuition-free online public schools.

Our History

Helping Colorado Students Succeed

Colorado Connections Academy tuition-free online public schools in Colorado have been helping students ignite their passions and find a path to success ever since opening.

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K-12 Grades Served

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Colorado Certified Teachers specially trained in online learning

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Public School Fully online with no tuition

Our mission

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


See how the Colorado Connections Academy community strives for excellence. 

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The Colorado Connections Academy Experience

How Online Public School Can Lead Your Child to Success

Passionate Teachers

Colorado Connections Academy teachers love what they do. Every day, they get to help students explore the world, finding new ways to engage their students’ minds and spark their curiosity. Colorado state-certified and specially trained in online education, our teachers are the guides who lead students toward a bright future.

Meet Our Staff

Empowered Parents

As a Colorado Connections Academy parent, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s learning journey. As their Learning Coach, you’ll be able to help them stay on track. And we’ll be by your side, making sure you have everything you need to give your child the best support.

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Strong Community

Parents, students, teachers and staff are the heart of Colorado Connections Academy. And, together, we’ve formed a community committed to collaboration in everything we do. This helps every student grow socially and emotionally while expanding their mind.

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