Get your High School Diploma from a Tuition-Free Online Public School
Online education is a natural fit for today’s youth. Many high school students have grown up in a technology-driven world. They use the technology to connect with each other and their interests every day. Who better to pursue their high school diploma online?
Connections Academy schools are tuition-free online public schools for students in grades K–12. With the flexibility of a virtual classroom, students can get their high school diploma on their own time.
For detailed information on virtual high school programs, please refer to your state’s specific graduation requirements.
Graduate with a High Quality Online Public School Diploma
Connections Academy schools meet high state and national standards. Connections Education is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED. Many schools supported by Connections Education are accredited by one of the six regional accrediting organizations. To see if the Connections Academy-supported school you are interested in is accredited, visit our Accreditations page, or search for a school on the regional accreditation organization’s website:
- Cognia—Use the "Find Accredited Schools" feature to search for a school. (NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI are accrediting divisions of AdvancED; which represents more than 30 states)
- Middle States—use the "Search our Members" feature to search for a school.
- WASC—use the "Search…"feature to search for a school.
K–12 online school accreditation validates the value of our virtual educational program and ensures the schools provide quality education on par with that of other schools across the country.
How much does getting your high school diploma online cost?
Our public school program is free, including all books and curriculum. The supplies and computer equipment that’s provided to you varies by state. Check schools in your area for specific details.
Meet Your High School Graduation Requirements
Connections Academy offers core online high school courses from home covering subjects in math, science, language arts, and social studies. We also offer a wide range of electives, so students can explore areas like foreign languages, digital technology, journalism, art, and the like. After enrolling in online high school, a counselor will work with you to set and meet your goals for high school, college, or a career.
Before the average student receives their high school diploma, they must engage in six courses per semester. The number of credits which students must successfully earn to meet high school graduation requirements varies by state. Students may also need to pass state tests where required.
Celebrate Your Success at a Graduation Ceremony
At Connections Academy, we believe that high school graduation is an occasion worth celebrating. That’s why every year students, families, and friends will gather in auditoriums to celebrate academic achievements of online education from home. Just like with traditional graduation ceremonies, students get their free high school diplomas, don their own cap and gown, and are presented with the special awards earned.
Check online high schools in your area for specific details.