Free Virtual Public School in Massachusetts

Students in Massachusetts now have the opportunity to thrive at TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA), a tuition-free public virtual school. TECCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with an online curriculum that meets rigorous Massachusetts state education standards.

We tailor our approach for students of all abilities, preparing them to succeed in school and in life. TECCA helps each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized online learning program featuring:

  • A challenging K-12 curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment


Learn about TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School

At TEC Connections Academy, our students experience a quality education through the power of online learning. TECCA gives students the flexibility to learn from home in an engaging environment that offers personalized learning.

Graduation Pacing Options

Traditional Standard Pathway: Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions. This option is available to students at all grade levels.
Year-Round Extended Pathway: Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but they must also attend the summer session. This track provides students with more time for other activities throughout the traditional school year while still allowing them to complete a full workload over the course of the year. This option will be available beginning September 2018, as part of the 2018–2019 school year. It is available to students entering grades 9–12.
Accelerated Pathway: Students attend fall, spring, and summer sessions full time, enabling them to graduate early or make up lost credits. This option will be available in September 2018, as part of the 2018–2019 school year. This option is available to students entering grades 9–12.

TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA)

TECCA is not just a public Massachusetts virtual school. It’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • Dedicated and highly qualified teachers
  • An involved community of virtual school students in Massachusetts and their families

Our Mission

The mission of TEC Connections Academy is to offer Massachusetts students a quality online alternative to the traditional classroom by providing a supportive, individualized program of study; effective instruction; engaging learning experiences; and diverse curriculum offerings to stimulate curiosity, advance personal growth, and promote academic achievement.

Find Out More

Want more information about the TECCA online school program? Here are some ways to get an inside look at our Massachusetts virtual school and enrollment process :

Download the School Profile for TEC Connections Academy