K-12 Online Public School in Minnesota

K-12 Online Public School in Minnesota

Minnesota Connections Academy is more than a fully accredited online school. It's a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience.

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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


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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 Cognia, formerly 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.
  • Nearly 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 2020-21 School Year Calendar

2020–21 School Year
Start: September 8, 2020
End: June 9, 2021

MNCA celebrates proudly serving Minnesota students for over 10 years!