Kansas Connections Academy Enrollment Checklist


Thank you for considering Kansas Connections Academy for your child's education. Many families have found our online school program to be a better fit for their students. The information on this page will help you prepare for enrollment.

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Get Prepared for Enrollment Information


Do you have everything you need to start online school? Because Connections Academy is a public school, parents must submit state-required information and documentation for each student. You will save time and enrollment will go more smoothly if you are prepared!

Use the Enrollment Checklist below to gather the documents you will need to enroll in online school. The checklist lists your state's requirements, plus tips to help you find documents you may not have. Once you have your documents ready, it’s easy to create an account and complete the enrollment forms in Connexus®, our online system.


Eligibility Requirements

You must meet specific requirements to attend the Kansas Connections Academy school, which is established by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Before enrolling, review the eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades K–12.

Students who are currently expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.




What Documents to Have Ready

Please have the following documents available and ready to upload to Connexus:

Required Documents
The documents below are required for enrollment in Kansas Connections Academy. Please submit or transfer information from the following:


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Child's Proof of Age



Required Documents


A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Certificate of live birth

Kansas Connections Academy's age eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Any students enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before August 31 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • First Grade: Any students enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years old on or before August 31 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
  • Maximum Age: In order to enroll at KCA, students must be 18 or under as of September 20 in the school year for which they are enrolling.
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Proof of Residence (1 form)


A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives:

Not Sure What is Accepted as Proof?

  • Gas, electric, cable, landline phone or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address.
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or signed annual lease agreement
  • Kansas driver's license
  • Property tax statement




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Child’s Proof of Immunization


All Kansas Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations with a copy of the Kansas Certificate of Immunization.

This form must be signed by you, and a health care provider, health department, or school.

Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?

For a complete listing of immunizations required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, view the Kansas School Immunization Requirements document.

Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?

Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots they need to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.

What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?

If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through this program:

  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive pediatric vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Immunization Exemptions

According to the Kansas "Legal Alternatives to Vaccination Requirements" code KSA 72-5209, a student may be exempt from immunizations for medical or religious reasons. To learn more about these exemptions, see below:

  • Religious Exemption: To receive a religious exemption parents must provide a "written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations."
  • Medical Exemption: To receive a medical exemption parents/guardians must provide the Kansas Certificate of Immunization Exemption Form signed by a health care provider.



Important Documents



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Prior Academic Records


All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll in school online and will be requested to submit academic records for placement.

  • Report Card
    For students applying for grades K–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.

    The following items should be included on the report card:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2016–17)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
  • Unofficial Transcript
    For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year. Additional documentation may be requested for placement.

    The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2016–17)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
    • Credits Earned
Not Sure How to Get Your Child’s Report Card or Transcript?

  • Contact your student's previous school and request the document, providing them with the information outlined above, OR contact your school's district office with the request.

If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Have Your Child(ren) Been Formerly Homeschooled?

If your children are currently homeschooled, please complete one of the two documents below. These documents will be available to you in Connexus.

  • Prior Academic History Form
    For homeschooled students in grades K–8: Complete the Prior Academic History Form indicating what courses were completed through a homeschool curriculum.
  • High School Homeschool Credit Form
    For homeschooled students in grades 9–12: Complete the High School Homeschool Credit Form indicating any high school level courses completed through a homeschool curriculum.



Other Documents for Special Circumstances

Though not applicable to all families, please submit the documentation requested if the information below is specific to your student.


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Other Documentation


You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.
  • Special Education Documentation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit the following documents:
    • IEP Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent IEP from within the last year.
    • Supporting Evaluation Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent evaluation documentation from within the last three years.
  • Additional Special Education Documentation:
    • IEP Exit Documentation: If your student has been formally exited from special education services, please submit a copy of the formal exit documentation.
  • 504 Plan: If your student has had a 504 Plan within the past three years, please submit a copy of this document.
  • State Test Scores: Your student's state assessment scores may be reviewed by an academic placement advisor during the course placement process. Please submit a copy if the results are available.

Ready to Enroll in School Online?


Once you have all of the required documentation (outlined above), you are ready to proceed with enrollment in Kansas Connections Academy.

Problems or Questions?


If you have any concerns or questions about K–12 enrollment in Kansas online school, contact our enrollment team for additional help. Please call us at 800-382-6010.

Kansas Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.