Bring School to Life

Students throughout Minnesota are thriving at Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA), a tuition-free online public school. MNCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.


A challenging K-12 curriculum


Experienced and certified online teachers


Activities that connect online students


Events are great ways to learn more

School Facts

  • Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA) is a free online public school serving students in grades K–12 throughout Minnesota.
  • MNCA is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.
  • Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA) is a member of the Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS), a K-12 academic community. MNCA is a state-approved online program operated through a contract with Connections Academy of Minnesota, LLC, to provide the educational program and other services.
  • Teaching center and administrative office in St. Paul.
  • 94% of MNCA parents agree that the Connections Academy curriculum is high quality. View our parent survey results.
  • Download the School Profile for Minnesota Connections Academy
  • View the 2019-20 School Year Calendar

2019–20 School Year
Start: September 3, 2019
End: June 4, 2020

MNCA celebrates proudly serving Minnesota students for over 10 years!