Frequently Asked Questions About Lighthouse Connections Academy Online School

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What students are eligible to participate in Lighthouse Connections Academy?

Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) serves Michigan students in grades K–12. See the Eligibility section of the website for full details.

What kind of technology does my family need to participate?

Families enrolling in LCA should 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 Lighthouse Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Lighthouse Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Lighthouse Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support.

If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Lighthouse Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school’s special education director or the school’s 504 coordinator. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

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