Eligibility Requirements for Starting Online School

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 following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to enroll in online school for grades K–12.

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

Age Limitations

  • 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 apply for online high school at KCA, students must be 18 or under as of September 20 in the school year for which they are enrolling.

Required Documents for Enrolling in Virtual School

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

Geographical Limitations

You must reside in the state of Kansas and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Kansas Connections Academy.

Required Documents

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 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • 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 a signed annual lease agreement
  • Kansas driver's license
  • Property tax statement

Immunizations

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

Kansas allows for medical and religious exemptions.

To receive a medical exemption, parents must provide the Kansas Certificate of Immunization exemption form signed by a health care provider.

To receive a religious exemption, parents must provide a written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the student is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to immunizations.

Required Documents

See the Kansas school immunization requirements

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

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.
  • IEP and Evaluation: If your student has an IEP, please send a copy of the most recent IEP and a copy of the most recent evaluation documentation. The special education director at Kansas Connections Academy (KCA) will review the documents to see if KCA can meet your child’s needs virtually.

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