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General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Lighthouse Connections Academy, a Michigan Online Public School

At Lighthouse Connections Academy, a Michigan online public school, our top priority is to ensure that students receive a high-quality education. We want to help you understand exactly how our program works. To ensure that your student gets the most out of the academic experience, please explore our responses to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

To get the information you need, click on one of the questions listed below:

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

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

What students are eligible to participate in Lighthouse Connections Academy?

Lighthouse Connections Academy serves Michigan students in grades K–12. See the Eligibility section of the website for full details on our eligibility requirements.

Does Lighthouse Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Lighthouse Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that include virtual direct instruction, consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, and collaboration with Learning Coaches and general education teachers. Connections Academy also provides students with IEPs with related services that range from virtual speech-language therapy to virtual occupational therapy as determined by the IEP team.

For eligible students with disabilities who do not need special education, Connections Academy can develop and implement Section 504 plans as needed, detailing appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Lighthouse Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

As federal law requires, Lighthouse Connections Academy provides its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. At Lighthouse Connections Academy, we are committed to providing our students with equal access to our education programs. We provide students with an accessible education 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 receive 24-hour technical support whenever you call the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

What kind of technology does my family need to participate?

Lighthouse Connections Academy online public school provides helpful online tools and technologies for students and their families to use. For full details on what our technology requirements are, visit the hardware and connectivity page.

What if I have other questions to ask?

Read additional Connections Academy FAQs or contact us by phone at 855-741-5126 or by email at info@lca.connectionsacademy.org. Or select Find Out More from the main navigation to find an informational event to attend.