Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Connections Academy
Do you want to learn more about Florida Connections Academy (FCA)? Click the questions below to find the answers.
What students are eligible to participate in Florida Connections Academy?
Florida Connections Academy (FCA) serves Florida students in grades K–8. The school will add a grade per year, ultimately serving grades K–12. Enrollment will be open to students across Florida, with preference given to Hillsborough County students. Learn more in the Eligibility section of our website.
What kind of technology does my family need to participate?
To learn more about the technology you’ll need, visit the hardware and connectivity page for full details.
Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?
For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.
How does Florida Connections Academy support students with disabilities?
Pursuant to Florida Rule 6A-6.0334, F.A.C., families will be asked to provide Florida Connections Academy with a copy of the student's most recent Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The FCA team will review the IEP to determine if a free and appropriate public education, including special education and related services, can be provided in the virtual environment where students are participating more than 80% of the time in the general education environment with their typical peers.
If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Florida Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director or 504 coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical support is available 24 hours by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.
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