Learn AboutIowa Connections Academy

All kinds of Iowa students from Ames, Des Moines, Johnston and beyond are finding their way forward thanks to the classes, teachers and unique opportunities of Iowa Connections Academy.
Creating Opportunity

A Tuition-Free Online Public School in Iowa

Iowa students deserve the chance to go far in life. Iowa 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.

Iowa Connections Academy is a fully accredited virtual school* that makes earning a tuition-free K–12 education possible for parents and students looking for an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar public schools. In Partnership with the CAM Community School District, Iowa Connections Academy is state certified and open to students from Dallas County, Story County, Johnson County, and throughout Iowa.

Our History

Helping Iowa Students Succeed

Iowa Connections Academy opened as a tuition-free online public school in Iowa and has been helping K–12 students ignite their passions and find a path to success ever since.

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K-12 grades served

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Iowa certified
teachers specially trained in online learning

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Public school
fully online with no tuition

Our mission

The mission of Iowa Connections Academy is to partner with all stakeholders to succeed in and beyond the learning environment through compassionate collaboration, personalized learning, and purposeful relationships.

Our Vision

Our vision is for the demonstrated growth of every student and staff member--personally, academically, and professionally.


See how the Iowa Connections Academy community strives for excellence. 

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The Iowa Connections Academy Experience

How Online Public School Can Lead Your Child to Success

Passionate Teachers

Iowa 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. Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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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